Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 9-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had been shaping up as a terrible trip to the Midwest, a lost midweek series in Kansas City, as the Red Sox dropped their first two games to a Royals team playing far better than its record.

They gave away a game Monday, put themselves in a hole Tuesday, and had just one hit through the first four innings last night. But that changed, and changed in a hurry, as the Sox moved one step closer to a postseason berth with a 9-2 victory at Kauffman Stadi...