royals won 4-3. it would've been 4-2 if alex and tony pena hadn't collided on bay's infield single in the ninth (every time they did the instant replay i laughed. it was hard not to).
but i'm happy 'cause alex went 1 for 2 with a home run (#13) and 2 walks, one accidental and one sorta intentional (buchholz was behind 3 and 1 and varitek is just like whatever let's walk him)
series count: royals 1, red sox 0
season count: red sox 4, royals 1