John Lackey Battles Through Seven Innings, But Red Sox Can’t Overcome Shaky Start (Video)

The Kansas City Royals boast an 18-5 record after the All-Star Break, and the Red Sox couldn’t figure out a way to stop their hot streak for the third time in four games Sunday afternoon.

John Lackey gave up four earned runs, all in the first three innings, but the right-hander battled his way to pitch seven solid innings against the Royals. The Sox’ offense couldn’t move past Lackey’s shaky start, however, and they failed to salvage the split in Kansas City.

Check out the above video to hear what Lackey and John Farrell had to say about the loss.

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