Royals slip past Red Sox

Rick Ankiel went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox Friday night.

Kansas City won the game as +130 underdogs, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

John Parrish collected the win in relief, and Joakim Soria closed out the ninth for his first save of the season.

Daniel Bard gave up the winning run in relief and was tagged with the loss.