Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 8-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The ball reached the grassy berm in center field in a few seconds.

Power. 411 feet worth. The night before, Jacoby Ellsbury had restored his fleet-footed reputation with two stolen bases. And now his power had returned.

Having not hit a home run since June 15, and never off a lefthander in the major leagues, Ellsbury slammed a three-run shot off Ron Mahay in the seventh inning last night, powering the Red Sox to an 8-2 win over the Royals in the rubbe...

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer and Tim Wakefield's baffling knuckleball shut down Kansas City on four hits through six innings, helping the Boston Red Sox to an 8-2 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night.

Jed Lowrie and J.D. Drew drove in two runs apiece for the Red Sox, who finished their season series 6-1 against the Royals.

Wakefield (7-8) threw knuckleballs almost exclusively, tossing practically each delivery toward the plate in the 6...