The Boston Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the third inning, but the Kansas City Royals answered right back to knot up the score up 3-3 as the game enters the fourth inning.
A Dustin Pedroia hit to center field in the top of the third scored Mike Alives and Jacoby Ellsbury to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead. But the Royals’ Alex Gordon homered in the bottom of the third to score two runs to even the game at 3 all.
In the first, the Royals got on the scoreboard on a Billy Butler sacrafice fly out to Jacoby Ellsbury that allowed Alex Gordon to score.
A Jason Varitek hit allowed Josh Reddick to score in the top of the second inning to even the score. Varitek made an ill-fated attempt for second base on the play, but was tagged out.
Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett has thrown 50 pitches and has 34 strikes. Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar has thrown 61 pitches with 39 strikes.