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Red Sox even series with Royals

Jason Varitek belted two home runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday and evened the three-game series.

Boston won the game as -120 favorites, while the 11 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (7.5).

Josh Beckett picked up the win for the Red Sox, allowing nine hits and three earned runs over his seven innings on the mound.

Zack Greinke took the loss on the hill for the Royals, giving up eight hits and four runs over 6 2-3 innings of work.