UPDATE (9:28 p.m.): Eduardo Nunez left the ballpark for the second time Saturday when he launched a solo home run over the Green Monster to give the Boston Red Sox a one-run lead in the fifth inning.

Nunez also helped the Sox walk off in the 10th inning when Sandy Leon scored on his ground-out to lift Boston to a dramatic 9-8 win. Nunez finished 3-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Boston Red Sox didn’t acquire Eduardo Nunez for his power, but the utility infielder still can hit the long ball every now and again.

And the newest member of the Red Sox did just that Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Nunez stepped to the plate during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals and smoked a 1-1 slider from Trevor Cahill over the Green Monster to give Boston a two-run lead.

The club’s acquisition already is paying dividends, as Nunez now has recorded multiple hits in each of his first two games for the Red Sox.

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