Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 8-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The quartet of former starters, all with moments of greatness, have been relegated to bench players this season.

So they search for a routine, ways to get themselves ready for their rare appearances in the lineup. None of them — Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, Jeremy Hermida, Bill Hall — have quite figured it out yet.

But, as three of them made their first starts last night, it sure looked like they had — even against Zack Greinke.

Manager Terry Fra...