Game summary: Fri 08 Jun 5:30 PM
Berg Pitches Sox Past Royals
The Red Sox' Ben Berg pitched into the sixth inning and struck out eight Royals on the way to a 19-6 victory. The Sox offense exploded in this one with Berg and Will Hill each scoring four runs. Berg had two hits and two steals while Hill had a monster day at the plate by going 3-5 with three RBI. Hill also excelled at shortstop. Iain Cudworth got a career-high three hits and he scored a run. Harper Cutler hit an RBI triple, scored three times, and stole two bases. Wyatt Sargent, Henry Schwartz, Noah Perusse, and Varek Tuma all had base hits. Landon Manning lined a 2-run single in the sixth inning to cap the scoring. Royals shortstop Ozzie VanHendrick had two extra-base hits - a first inning double and a fifth inning triple. He scored three of the Royals' six runs. Jahvonn Petrie hit a long RBI double and later added a single. Daniel Mahoney-Schmitt had a base hit in the third. On defense, the Royals got fine plays from left fielder Nick Manley, VanHendrick, and catcher Ryder Leary who made his first start behind the dish.