BOSTON (AP) — Kiké Hernández led off with a homer for the third time in five days, Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox routed the struggling Kansas City Royals 15-1.
Danny Santana and Rafael Devers each homered and drove in five runs. J.D. Martinez also homered, starting Boston’s five-run fourth with his 17th of the season.
Santana connected for a three-run shot later in the inning. Devers hit his 20th of the season, a three-run blast in the sixth.
The Red Sox hit four homers for the third time in five games and completed a four-game sweep of the Royals, who lost their ninth straight.