Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 11-8

The schedule makers - the same ones who bookended this perfect (7-0) Red Sox homestand between two three-city, 10-game trips played in two time zones - do not have the Kansas City Royals returning to Boston this season.

Too bad, because there's no telling what rare feat the Sox would accomplish, courtesy of a return visit from the Royals.

As if Jon Lester's no-hitter was not spectacle enough Monday night, the Sox yesterday hit two grand slams off the obliging Royals,...

BOSTON --The Red Sox made winning look easy at Fenway Park the past few days.

A no-hitter, two grand slams in a game and two pitchers coming up from Triple-A to get wins -- it couldn't have gone much better in a four-game sweep of Kansas City.

J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell supplied the slams Thursday to help Daisuke Matsuzaka remain unbeaten, and Boston completed a perfect seven-game homestand with an 11-8 win over the Royals.

The series started with Jon Lester's no-h...