Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/26/12
BOSTON – It took them a little longer, but the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 in 12 innings Saturday night at Fenway Park. Junichi Tazawa took the loss for the Red Sox, falling to 0-1. With two outs in the 12th, Tazawa walked Jeff Francouer, who took third on Eric Hosmer’s double and scored on Tony Abreu’s single to left with the go-ahead run. "I went to home plate to make good contact,” Abreu said through an interpreter. “[Tazawa] left it up and I had good contact. I didn't try to do too much. I shortened up my swing a little, choked up and I was able to make contact. I'm happy." Reliever Francisley Bueno earned the win for the Royals, his first of the season (now 1-0). He went 1 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up a hit with two strikeouts. Greg Holland earned his seventh save with a scoreless 12th. "I don't know how you sum it up, but I never felt like we were ever out of that game,” said Royals manager Ned Yost. “A bloop here and a bloop there, ...
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