It might be pent-up frustration. It might be luck. Or it might just be the maturation of a core of young players. Xander Bogaerts (3 doubles), Mookie Betts (3 hits. HR) and Brock Holt (3 hits, 2 doubles) led the way in Boston's 13-2 shellacking of the Royals. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also homered and Dustin Pedroia added three hits and two RBIs in the romp. Lost in the shuffle was an outstanding outing by the new 'ace' Wade Miley—who tossed six shutout innings. Boston returns home to Fenway for a big three-game series with division rival (and red-hot) Baltimore. We use the term 'big series' advisedly.