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Gordon’s special day for Royals bests Red Sox
Gordon, who has won Gold Gloves the past two years, went face-first into the wall to catch Jacoby Ellsbury’s foul fly ball for the first out in the fifth inning. The Red Sox had opened the inning with a single and a walk off against James Shields.
“We’re just going out there trying to make plays for our pitching that’s been carrying us all year. Anything we can do defensively to help them out and get them out of a jam like that, we’re happy to do it.”
“I don’t know how he made that play,” Yost said. “That ball was about a quarter of an inch from the wall when he caught it and slammed into it. A great day for Alex.”
Is he locked in at the plate?
“I’ll let you know tomorrow,” Gordon said and smiled.
The Royals took three of four from the Red Sox, who own the best record in the American League. Kansas City has won 16 of 19.
Shields earned just his second home victory, going seven innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks.
Greg Holland worked a spotless ninth, striking out two, to log his 32nd save in 34 chances.
The Royals tied it in the bottom of the inning when Gordon’s single to right with two out scored David Lough, who led off the inning with a walk.
The Red Sox trimmed the lead to one run in the sixth when Ryan Lavarnway’s single down the left-field line scored Daniel Nava and Stephen Drew, who extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
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