Red Sox 8, Royals 6

Red Sox grind out victory over Royals

By the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Royals at Fenway Park, the announced crowd of 37,188 was standing and cheering on Pedro Ciriaco with the bases loaded and two outs.

Red Sox fans seem to know that this 2012 team is going nowhere and is just playing out the string, but they seem to like the new, gritty, superstar-less edition that defeated Kansas City Sunday, 8-6, even though, as usual, it wasn’t easy.

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