Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 8-1

As David Ortiz finished his discussion with the media yesterday, a few minutes of chatter on his way out the door before today’s day off, the slugger added a tag line that hasn’t been heard around the clubhouse in recent months (and can’t be reprinted here). He called out the suggestion to the reporters that surrounded him, accompanied by a giant grin, and headed off.

This was the old Ortiz, one rejuvenated at the plate and in the clubhouse.

As the home runs have pil...

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz capped his big May with his 11th homer of the season and Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Sunday to salvage a split of the four-game series.

Mike Cameron doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored three times for Boston. Jason Varitek added a solo homer.

The Red Sox, who are off on Memorial Day, went 18-11 in May after going 11-12 in April. Ortiz, who hit .143 with one home...

That Mike Cameron was able to play center field for the third day in a row yesterday, in a day game after a night game, was accomplishment enough as he continues to recover from the lower abdominal tear that put him on the disabled list for five weeks.

The two doubles and his first two RBIs of the season added to his satisfaction as the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-1.

“It’s a good thing we have an offday [today],’’ said Cameron, who had several bags of ice ...