Kansas City Royals defeat Boston Red Sox, 12-9

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Mike Jacobs hit a three-run homer and Alberto Callaspo's two-run double keyed Kansas City's biggest inning in almost a year, rallying the Royals past the Boston Red Sox 12-9 on Monday night.

After falling behind 6-0 in the third and 8-2 in the fifth, the Royals seized an 11-9 lead with six runs in the sixth, the most they've scored in one inning since Sept. 24, 2008.

Billy Butler had an RBI double off Manny Delcarmen and then Callaspo hit a two-run...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The mist still suffused Kauffman Stadium by the final innings, the dreary weather and the dreary attendance matching the dreary moods of the players on the visiting side. Coming off an easy sweep of the Orioles, a streak in which the Red Sox had won 10 of 11, and a six-run lead by the third inning, the events of the sixth couldn’t have been predicted.

Sure, Manny Delcarmen’s ERA has been steadily climbing. But these are the Royals, for goodness sakes....