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MLB: Kansas City 10, Boston 9 (12 innings)

Aug. 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Tony Abreu's RBI single in the 12th inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 10-9 victory over Boston, which had traded three star players earlier Saturday.

Jeff Francoeur drew a two-out walk from Junichi Tazawa (0-1) in the 12th, went to third on Eric Hosmer's double and came home with the go-ahead run when Abreu lined an opposite-field hit into left.

The rally made a winner of Francisley Bueno (1-0), who tossed 1 2/3 scoreless frames, and Greg Holland picked up his seventh save in the bottom of the 12th as the Royals evened their four-game series at one win apiece.

Alex Gordon drove in four runs for Kansas City, which overcame a 9-3 deficit with a six-run outburst in the seventh inning capped by a two-run triple from Mike Moustakas.

Mauro Gomez went 4-for-6 with three RBI -- including his first major league homer -- and Mike Aviles added a three-run shot for the Bosox.

The demoralizing loss came hours after the team learned four-time all-star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with pitcher Josh Beckett, injured four-time all-star outfielder Carl Crawford and utility infielder Nick Punto.

The Red Sox received first baseman James Loney and four minor-league prospects in exchange.

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