Red Sox Beat The Royals

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 homer and

four RBIs in the first month of the season, batted .363 in May with

10 homers and 27 RBIs.

Lester (6-2) allowed one run and four hits to improve to 6-0

with a 1.43 ERA in his last seven starts.


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