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On Sunday, Will Middlebrooks hit his first career homerun. He liked it so much he decided to do it again twice on Monday, as the Boston Red Sox snapped their five-game losing streak in an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The Red Sox scored four times in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run bomb by Middlebrooks to give starter Felix Doubront a strong cushion before taking the hill. Middlebrooks hit his second homerun in the eighth, as part of a three-hit, five-RBI night for the rookie who was called up when Kevin Youkilis was placed on the disabled list.
David Ortiz went deep for the seventh time this year with a solo-shot in the third. An inning later, Dustin Pedroia got in on the action with his fourth of the season that scored Kelly Shoppach and increased the Red Sox lead back to three after the Royals scored twice in the bottom of the third.
Doubront didn't have his best stuff, lasting 6 1/3 innings and allowing four earned-runs on seven hits. However, it was good enough to pick up his second win on the season. Vicente Padilla earned his first save, pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to give the Boston bullpen some much needed rest.
It wasn't certain how much Boston would have left in the tank. 24 hours earlier in one of the wackiest games of the baseball season, the Sox lost 9-6 to the Baltimore Orioles in 17 innings. Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald gave up a three-run homerun to Adam Jones in the top of the 17th inning. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 0-8 with 5 K's at the plate, however pitched two innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
Boston is currently in a stretch where they will play twenty straight games, their fifth coming tomorrow night once again in Kansas City. Daniel Bard will get the start for Boston, as Danny Duffy will get the ball for the 9-19 Royals. TL;DR
The Boston Red Sox ended their five-game losing streak with an 11-5 win in Kansas City on Monday. Red Sox vs. Royals Boxscore
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