Sox Split the Series

Derek Holland in the office for the Sox today with Ian Kennedy opening the Royals office.

The Sox wasted no time getting on the board when with Melky on the pond, Jose Abreu belts a 423 foot homer to center for a 2 to 0 Sox lead.

Matt Davidson taking inspiration from Jose Abreu home run from early decided ” Well if you can do that so can I” smacking a home run over the left center field fence for a 3 to 0 Sox lead.

Holland holding his own in the office keeping the Royals off the pond.

Top of the 4th inning would see the Sox get run happy again when, with 2 of the Garcia Law Firm (Avi and Leury) already on base, Cody Asche doubles getting Avi and Leury home for a 5 to 0 Sox lead.

Top of the 7th the Sox would add 2 more runs, with Melky and Jose Abreu already on base, Avi with a single to right getting the boys home for a 7 to 0 lead. The bottom of the 7th would see the Royals finally get on the pond and get 2 runs home cutting the Sox lead 7 to 2.

Top of the 8th would see the Sox score their final run when, with Matt Davidson on the pond, thanks to a walk gets home thanks to a Yolmer Sanchez single. Sox 8 and Royals 2. The bottom of the inning would see the Royals add their final run. Closing the inning at Sox 8 and Royals 3

Tommy Kahnle in to lock up the office for an 8 to 3 Sox win.

**Injury update**

Nate Jones has joined the growing list with right elbow soreness and will be on the 10 day list.  Nate was afraid that he was heading for Tommy John surgery again as he was having numbness in his throwing hand. Scans have ruled that out. Hoping that just resting him will take care of the problem.

Carlos Rodon has been moved to the 60 day list, he is throwing off the mound as of May 4.

** Heading to Baltimore for a 3 game series. Home for a day off then welcoming the Twins for a series.

The Sox and Indians are tied for 1st place, Twins a 1/2 game out, Tigers a game out, Kansas city 6 games out.

 

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