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BOSTON -- The Kansas City Royals keep finding different sources for timely hits during a red-hot August. Evan Gattis Jersey .Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City, which took two of three at Fenway Park and got its 17th win in 21 games.You can ride guys like (Kendrys) Morales when they get hot or (Hosmer) when they get hot. But if youre going to have any kind of sustained winning streak, its got to be everybody, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Its got to be a different guy every night.After nearly falling out of the playoff race, the defending World Series champs have cut their deficit to Cleveland in half and are 5 1/2 games back in the AL Central. They also cut 6 1/2 off their wild-card deficit.David Ortiz hit his 534th career homer, a solo shot, for the Red Sox, tying Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the career list. Boston has lost four of five.Matt Strahm (2-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief for the win.Eduardo Rodriguez (2-6) gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings before the bullpen allowed five more in the sixth.As hot as they are and the momentum theyve been able to create, it was a tough, tough sixth inning, obviously, when you put eight runs up on the board, Boston manager John Farrell said.The Royals chased Rodriguez and regained the lead in the sixth after the Red Sox moved ahead in the fifth.Alcides Escobar had an RBI single before Mondesi rocked his triple to the outfield-wall triangle in center off Matt Barnes. Cheslor Cuthbert had a run-scoring fielders choice grounder before Lorenzo Cain added an RBI single.I was just looking fastball. I know he throws hard, Mondesi said. I was looking fastball and I got it. Put a good swing on it.Robbie Ross Jr. relieved and gave up Hosmers two-run single off the Green Monster before getting the final two outs.It unfortunately didnt go the way I hoped, said Barnes, who was charged with five runs and didnt get an out.Boston capitalized on center fielder Paulo Orlandos error to score three times off starter Yordano Ventura in the fifth. Chris Young singled and Orlando dropped Sandy Leons fly at the track, putting runners on second and third before a walk.Brock Holt drove in the first run with a groundout before Xander Bogaerts two-run single.Ventura gave up four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings.Ortizs 31st homer went into the bleachers behind Bostons bullpen in the fourth.Perez homered off a billboard above the Green Monster.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: C Perez took a foul ball in the chin area after it bounced in the dirt and up under his mask, but stayed in the game.Red Sox: RH reliever Koji Uehara (strained chest muscle) is still expected to throw a bullpen session Monday.FAMILY MATTERRed Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia left the team after a death in the family. Hes expected back after Mondays game starts following the services, so he wont be on the bereavement list that requires three games missed.GOING HOMEDespite the late night, Yost was glad to be heading back to Kansas City.Im glad to go home, he said. I hate we get in at 4 oclock in the morning. We didnt get here until 4:30. And leaving here, not getting home until 4. But well be fine.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.55 ERA) is set to start Monday against New York RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.02) when they open a three-game series at home against the Yankees.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (17-3, 3.23) looks to become the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park on Monday against the Rays. RHP Matt Andriese (6-5, 3.71) is set to start for Tampa Bay. Mike Scott Jersey . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Craig Biggio Jersey . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When the NFL schedule was first released, Sundays game against the Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints figured to be a Week 15 classic NFC matchup with plenty on the line for both franchises as the playoffs approached.Now?With each team out of the running -- the Cardinals limping along at 5-8-1 and the Saints at 5-8 in danger of their third straight losing season -- there isnt a whole lot on the line when the two clubs collide at University of Phoenix Stadium.It holds about as much drama as one of those throw-in bowl games in college football, the ones with the funky names and below-average teams.Unless, of course, you factor in this underlying little factoid: It will be a matchup of the NFLs top-ranked defense of the Cardinals, who are allowing just 285.5 yards per game, against the leagues No. 1-rated offense of the Saints, who are averaging 418.3 yards per game.I guess thats kind of exciting, isnt it? Saints quarterback Drew Brees said sarcastically.No, it will be a great challenge for us in a lot of different areas, our ability to execute. We look at the statistical categories of this defense, and theyre tops in the league in just about every category.When you look at that, you say, Wow, its a big challenge for us to run the football, its a big challenge for us to protect, to get open and to make plays and get points. At the end of the day, its our team against their team, but our offense against their defense just poses a great challenge for us.The Cardinals, NFC West champions a year ago when they went 13-3, have only won two of their last seven games (2-5-1) and not only have they been besieged by injuries to key personnel across the board but they also cut No. 2 wide receiver Michael Floyd this week, just two days after his arrest on suspicion of DUI.Floyds departure puts that much more pressure on veteran Larry Fitzgerald, who ranks second in the league with 91 receptions. It also means the Cardinals need more from J.J. Nelson and John Brown, the latter of whom has dealt with leg cramping issues most of the season brought on by complications from sickle-cell trait.Were not going to change, quarterback Carson Palmer said. Were not putting in new plays, taking out plays. Were running our stuff.So will the Saints, although it hasnt worked very well the past two weeks in back-to-back losses to the Lions and Buccaneers. Brees had zero touchdown and three interceptions in each of those games.Stafford last went two straight games without a touchdown in 2008 and never before in his career had he been intercepted three timess in consecutive games. Hector Rondon Jersey. He did have two potential touchdown passes dropped during the loss to Tampa Bay, and the Saints were flagged 13 times for 104 yards.It was just like one thing after another, Brees said. All the bad things that could have happened, happened. Im a confident guy. I know how to correct things when they occur. A lot of its just with my process and how to prepare, and then how I take that to game day. I know Ive got to be better in certain ways. Ill do that.Saints head coach Sean Payton has no doubts about that. He knows his star quarterback, who turns 38 next month, will bounce back.I think hes one of those guys thats extremely competitive, Payton said. Just like we do as coaches, when you watch the tape, you feel like there are things that certainly we could do better and put him in better positions. It angers you. It frustrates you.To be at this stage of the season, you always want to be playing for something. I think that those are the things that drive the guys like him, and I think youll see that.Arizonas defense will be playing short-handed, as starting inside linebacker Deone Bucannon (ankle) and safety Tyvon Branch (groin) have both been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Safety Tyrann Mathieu, however, will play after missing four of the last five games because of a nagging shoulder injury.Still, the Cardinals know theyll have their hands full against Brees and a pass rush that could expose Arizonas patchwork offensive line, which seems to change from week to week.A loss would guarantee the Cardinals their first losing season in head coach Bruce Arians four years in Arizona. All the adversity his team has faced this year would seem to be a full plate for any coach, but Arians brushed it off.No, there are guys that have it a whole lot worse than I do, Arians said. Its just part of the job. You embrace it and you go on. Injuries or whatever it is, you have to get a game plan and go until the season is over.One of the consistent positives in the Cardinals disappointing season has been the continued production and versatility of running back David Johnson, who stands a chance to become only the third player in NFL history to finish with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards.Johnson already has 1,085 rushing yards and hes 255 receiving yards from 1,000 with three games to play. Marshall Faulk (1999) and Roger Craig (1985) are the only players to accomplish the feat. Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' ' 
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