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Mike Moustakas' 2-run double caps 9th; lifts Royals to 8-6 comeback with over Red Sox

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BOSTON — ' two-run double capped a four-run ninth inning that carried the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Moustakas also had a solo homer and RBI double for Kansas City, which salvaged a split of the four-game series.

Boston led 6-4 going into the ninth. After left fielder threw out trying for an inside-the-park homer for the first out, Kansas City rallied with four hits against (2-6), tying it on 's two-run single. Moustakas hit a bases-loaded double to right.

(9-6) retired one batter and got the final three outs for his 11th save.

Bradley Jr. had two RBI doubles and a single for the Red Sox, who went 6-4 on a 10-game homestand — all under interim manager Torey Lovullo, who took over for on Aug. 14. Farrell took a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with Stage 1 Lymphoma.

Boston trailed 4-2, but scored twice in both the sixth and seventh.

opened the seventh with a single against starter and Bradley Jr. hit a grounder inside the first-base bag. He scored on 's infield hit off on a dribbler in front of the plate.

Boston had tied it at 4 when had a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.

Volquez gave up six runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Trailing 2-1 in the fourth, the Royals scored twice, taking advantage of two errors on one play. Second baseman booted a grounder and center fielder ' throw bounced into the Royals' dugout for the first run. Moustakas followed with his RBI double. He homered into the Green Monster seats.

Boston starter allowed four runs — two earned — in six innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: C had the day off. He took a hard foul tip off the mask and one off the right leg Saturday night, but was feeling fine.

Red Sox: Utility infielder was out of the lineup again Sunday. He was set to play Saturday, but was taken out of lineup after batting practice with a strained left oblique. . OF had the day off.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP (1-0) makes his first start since returning from Tommy John surgery Monday when the Royals host the Baltimore Orioles. RHP (9-7) is set to start for the Orioles in the first meeting since the Royals swept the ALCS.

Red Sox: (6-6) looks to win his fifth straight start as Boston faces RHP Jeff Samardzja (8-9) on Monday in the opener of a three-game series at the Chicago White Sox.

PHOTO: Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost argues with umpire Mike Everitt (57) about an RBI infield single by Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost argues with umpire Mike Everitt (57) about an RBI infield single by Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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PHOTO: Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas follows through on a two-run double against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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