(AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have plenty of reasons to look forward to taking the field at Fenway Park this weekend.
None more than the chance to help their hometown heal from one of the most tragic events in the city's history.
With slugger David Ortiz expected to make his season debut and Clay Buchholz hoping to remain undefeated, the Red Sox try for a seventh consecutive victory Saturday against the Kansas City Royals in their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings.
Shortly after the Red Sox (11-4) won 3-2 over Tampa Bay in Monday's annual Patriots Day game, two bombs exploded near the downtown finish line of the Boston Marathon. The alleged act of terrorism killed three people, injured more than 170 and jarred the collective hearts of a city and nation.
On Friday night, the Red Sox and Royals (8-6) hoped to provide another element in the healing process for the city of Boston, but the game was postponed with the area on lockdown as various local and national law en...