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• The Red Sox beat the Royals 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Boston, after beating them by the same score on Tuesday. It's just the fourth time in franchise history that the Red Sox won consecutive games by a 1-0 score and only the second time that they did it at home. On June 22, 1916, Babe Ruth pitched a three-hit shutout against the Yankees at Fenway Park. The next day, Ernie Shore blanked the A's at Fenway.