Royals bullpen can’t hold onto slim lead, wastes strong Heasley start in 2-1 loss to Red Sox

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The Kansas City Star

Unlike his previous start, Kansas City Royals rookie right-hander Jonathan Heasley didn’t have to worry about the weather or his grip on the ball. As a result, Heasley held the Boston Red Sox hitters in check for the better part of seven innings. Heasley, who struggled in a rain-drenched outing against the Tigers in a prior outing in KC, bounced back and tossed 6 2/3 scoreless against the Red Sox — the first Royals pitcher to go at least 6 2/3 scoreless in Boston since Kevin Appier on May 5, 1997 — yet the Royals still ended up on the losing side. Royals relievers Dylan Coleman and Scott Barlo…

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