Sox Make It Four In A Row, Beat Cueto And Royals, 7-2
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If Johnny Cueto was using this start as an audition for the 2016 Red Sox rotation, he blew it. Boston jumped on the Dominican righty—shelling him for six earned runs and thirteen hits in six innings in a 7-2 win. The Red Sox offense was broad and deep—Blake Swihart was 4-4 with two RBIs, Rusney Castillo was 2-4 with two runs scored, Mookie Betts was 3-5 with an RBI, and Josh Rutledge was 2-4 with a 2-run HR. And, Henry Owens tossed one of his best starts of the year—going eight innings, giving up just one earned run on four hits. And, of course, Jackie Bradley, Jr.—in the game as a late defensive replacement in LF—made two more spectacular catches. Boston moves to ten games under .500 with the win (56-66).