April 14, 1986
The Kansas City Royals took Boston pitcher Bruce Hurst's best shot and still were able to claim a win at Fenway Park. The final score had Kansas City getting past the Red Sox, 4-2. Hurst went 9 innings and allowed 2 earned runs, striking out 9.
Kansas City improves to 4-3 as they look to defend their championship. The Royals got a big at-bat from center fielder Willie Wilson. For the game, Wilson went 1 for 5. In the top of the 11th, with runners on 1st and 3rd, he stroked a run-scoring single. His 9th hit of the season gave Kansas City a 3-2 lead.
"It takes a lot of things to win a ballgame," said Kansas City manager Dick Howser. "It's usually not just one thing."
|Kansas City Royals (4-3)||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||10||1|
|Boston Red Sox (3-4)||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||11||1|
|Player of the Game: Bruce Hurst|
Ballpark: Fenway Park II
Weather: Clear skies (58 degrees), wind blowing out to right at 21 mph
Start Time: 1:05 pm EST
Special Notes: LF Lonnie Smith was injured on a defensive play. RF Rudy Law was injured while running the bases.