The Red Sox and Royals are scoreless after one inning of play. The highlight of the first was a bunt single by David Ortiz. With Mark Loretta on first and one out, Ortiz beat the shift by laying down a beautiful bunt to the vacated left side of the infield on the first pitch he saw from Mark Redman. That put runners at first and second with one out for Manny Ramirez, but Ramirez lined a rocket to KC shortstop Angel Berroa, who doubled Loretta off at second base.
The bunt single by Big Papi was his second of the season. The first came on April 23 at Toronto.