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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 7, Royals 5 – Boston hangs on to halt losing streak at 8

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 7-5 win over the Royals, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



J.D. Martinez scratched, Mookie Betts exits: Not exactly the best news on the injury front when Martinez was scratched before the game because of back tightness. “It’s been acting up, a little bit tight,” Alex Cora said. “This morning he felt it, got treatment, so we’re going to stay away from him.” Christian Vázquez was moved into the DH spot and batted sixth. Andrew Benintendi was slotted fourth in the order and produced a two-run double that was the difference in the game. Betts left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his foot. Cora said he didn't look good on the bases.