BOSTON This was certainly not the lineup manager Bobby Valentine envisioned in spring training. But it was good enough to take a win, 8-6, from the Royals Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
TORONTO So far, Dustin Pedroias absence from the Red Sox lineup has not presented a problem. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4 on Saturday afternoon, their second straight win in Toronto.
On Friday night, the Rangers scored in double digits against the Red Sox. On Saturday, Boston returned the favor.
By Maureen Mullen
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