The Red Sox and Royals are heading in opposite directions. The Red Sox have won 3 in row and the Royals have dropped 6 straight. Oil Can Boyd looks to keep the Red Sox rolling and Charlie Leibrandt is looking to stop the Royals bleeding.
This opened with some drama. Willie Wilson leads off with a triple, then Lonnie Smith hits a flyball to center and Wilson scores easily. However John McNamara is screaming from the dugout that Wilson left early and signals for an appeal. Boyd appeals to third, flips to Boggs who touches the bag and umpire Jim Evans confirms that Wilson did leave early. Dick Howser leapt out of the dugout screaming at Evans and was tossed from the game.
In the 2nd the Red Sox take the lead on a two run homer by Buckner. The Royals quickly respond in the 3rd Sundberg singles, Biancalana walks, Wilson hits is 2nd triple of the game scoring both runners and the score is tied at 2.
The Royals take the lead in the 4th. Balboni draws a 1-out walk, White doubles, Sundberg singles and Balboni scores and the Royals lead it 3-2. The Red Sox tie it at 3 in the bottom of the 4th on a Armas solo homer.
In the 5th the Royals threaten with a run but Smith who trying to score from second on a single to right is thrown out at home by Evans. They do get a run in the 6th when Iorg hits a solo shot off of Boyd and the Royals lead it 4-3. Leibrandt can't hold that lead however and the bottom of the 6th Red Sox take advantage. Evans walks, Rice triples and Evans scores, Buckner hits a 1-out double scoring Rice. Lyons follows him with a double of his own and Buckner scores and the Red Sox now have a 6-4 lead. The Royals get one more in the 7th and that is all they can muster and the bullpen shuts them down.
The Final Score 6-5 Red Sox