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Gomez's home run lifts Red Sox over Royals


Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon dives but can't make the play on a single by Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava during the sixth inning of a game at Fenway Park on Friday in Boston.

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BOSTON — Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.

The Red Sox maintained their momentum after winning four of their last five games before the All-Star game. They entered the break in last place in the AL East but were coming off Clay Buchholz's 11-0 complete-game win over Houston, their season high for runs.

Buchholz (5-5) allowed four runs in six innings against Kansas City. Koji Uehara allowed Omar Infante's two-out ...

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