On the way to the bathroom, Dustin Pedroia heard on TV that he was on verge of making MLB history. He had 11 straight hits over the last three games and could—in his next at-bat—tie the all-time record (held by three others, including former Red Sox Walt Dropo and Mike 'Pinky' Higgins). Unfortunately, The Laser Show swiped at the first pitch and grounded into a double-play in that final at-bat. However, his team won a big game—8-3 over the Royals. Boston's offense was paced by The Muddy Chicken's four hits and Xander Bogaerts' Monster two-run HR over everything to put the team up early, 2-0. Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez added back-to-back solo HRs to add to the drubbing of the previously hot Royals. David Price again used his full arsenal of pitches to deliver six solid innings—giving up just two earned runs. The win allows the Red Sox to keep pace with Toronto—one game out of first.