Rubby De La Rosa is knocked around in a lopsided loss to the Royals, 7-1.
If the Royals fail to reach the playoffs, they might want to blame the Red Sox. Kansas City is 0-5 vs. Boston heading into their game Saturday night.
The Red Sox improve to 5-0 against the Royals this season with a 4-2 victory that costs KC the A.L. Central lead.
The Red Sox are 4-0 against the A.L. Central-leading Royals and look to keep it going with Allen Webster on the hill on Friday night.
3 takes from Thursday: 1. Buchholz finishing strong. 2. More position merry go-round for prospects. 3. Good to keep Owens in minors.