Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Yuniesky Betancourt's grand slam capped a seven- run fourth inning, as Kansas City outslugged Boston, 12-5, in the second of four between the teams at Fenway Park.
finished with a two-run homer, three hits and three RBI for the , who have won three in a row after losing three straight.
added four hits and drove in a pair for Kansas City, which came into the game leading the AL in batting average at .278 and pounded out 20 hits.
(4-3) worked five innings and picked up the win despite allowing seven hits and five runs.
hit a two-run homer and drove in four for the , who lost for just the third time in their last 10 outings.
(1-3) was torched for season-highs of 12 hits and nine runs, with three walks over 3 2/3 innings.
The Royals blasted away on Wakefield in the fourth, tacking on seven runs to assume a 9-5 advantage.began the surge with a dribbler to the mound, then singled to right. and DeJesus hit consecutive RBI singles, then later in the frame, scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded to tie the game.
Maier drew a walk to reload the sacks and Betancourt reached the Green Monster seats in left to cap the burst.
Podsednik scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to put the visitors in double digits, and Maier's two-run shot into the bullpen in right made it 12-5 for the Royals in the eighth.
Sox utilitymanwas called on in the top of the ninth and pitched a scoreless frame, while turned in two scoreless innings to lock up the win.
Boston scored three times in its first turn at the plate, thanks to an RBI single fromand a two-run double to deep center by Martinez.
Kansas City countered with a pair in the third on a DeJesus double and single from Maier, but Martinez hit a two-run shot in the home half for a 5-2 game.
Betancourt hit his second career grand slam...Prior to the game, the Red Sox placed outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a chest contusion that has kept him out of action since early April...The Sox recalled pitcher Scott Atchison from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the roster spot...Wakefield's previous season-high in hits came in a loss at Minnesota on April 15, when he surrendered 10. The veteran knuckleballer gave up a previous-high of six earned runs in a 7-6 win over Texas on April 20.