Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 10-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before last night’s game, Clay Buchholz sat in the clubhouse, his guitar on his lap.

With no audience, Buchholz sat strumming, the clubhouse bustle going on around him, looking slightly mussed and still a little under the weather.

He had said the day before that he couldn’t anticipate how well he would be able to pitch in the series finale against the Royals. He had been miserably sick, the victim of a nasty head cold.

“I’ll pitch,’’ he had said. “...