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Red Sox outlast Royals

Kevin Youkilis hit two home runs in leading the Boston Red Sox to a 15-9 victory over the Kansas City Royals Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Boston won the game as -175 favorites, while the 24 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

David Ortiz hit a two-run dinger for the Red Sox, and Jason Varitek also went deep. John Smoltz allowed four hits and one run over five innings for his first win of the season.

Billy Butler went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs for the Royals. Gil Meche surrendered eight runs and six hits over 3 2-3 innings in the loss.