Carl Crawford came close, but not close enough as the Red Sox fell to the Royals, 4-3.
Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak with a home run that delighted the crowd. Michael Vega has the story.
The notebook has the Sox seeking a starter as Clay Buchholz remains in limbo.
The minor league notebook has the interesting tale of Chris Martin, a Class A pitcher who took an unusual route to pro ball. No, he's not the guy from Coldplay.