Kansas City Royals defeat Boston Red Sox, 12-5

Tired of watching the Kansas City Royals run around the bases largely unopposed, Red Sox fans resorted to chanting “Let’s go Celtics’’ by the seventh inning at Fenway Park last night.

The on-again, off-again Sox should be thankful their basketball cousins took attention from another debacle as Kansas City cruised to a 12-5 victory.

After winning five of six against the first-place Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays on the road, the Sox have lost the first two g...

There are still bumps that have to get smoothed out.

After an excellent stretch in which the team won nine of 13 games against top teams such as the Tigers, Yankees, Twins, Phillies, and Rays, the Red Sox came home and lost two straight to the Royals. The pitching is not all the way back. Daisuke Matsuzaka walked eight Thursday and Tim Wakefield was bludgeoned for nine runs in a 12-5 loss last night. Where did the pitching go? What happened?

Wakefield used two words ...