Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run to lead the Royals offensive, that cruised through starting pitcher Rick Porcello and took Saturday's game 7-4.
Edinson Volquez struggled, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks with no strikeouts in 5.1 innings. It was one of those performances that reminds you of just how good he has been throughout the rest of the season.
Despite his off-night, the offense picked it up, as a wild fifth inning saw five runs scored by the Royals, capped by the aforementioned Cubanoid home run. The outburst came after Boston scored two runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Mike Moustakas also had two RBI in the game, and now has at least one RBI in six consecutive games.
Rick Porcello struggled again for the Red Stockings, giving up six earned in five innings on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts. His ERA on the year is now 5.61.
The rubber game is tomorrow afternoon, as Chris Young (6-2, 1.98) is slated to face off against Wade Miley (6-6, 4.88).