Nava's homer lifts Red Sox to emotional win

10:04 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - As Boston and the surrounding suburbs exhaled deeply, Daniel Nava sent the crowd at Fenway Park into a frenzy with a three- run homer in the bottom of the eighth, helping the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, Saturday afternoon.

The teams were set to open this three-game series Friday, but the game was postponed because of the massive manhunt for the second Boston Marathon bomb suspect, who was taken into custody Friday night.

Nava's two-out blast off Kelvin Herrera erased a 2-1 deficit.

Andrew Bailey gave up a leadoff home run to Lorenzo Cain in the ninth, but retired Alex Gordon on a grounder to short with two men on base to close out Boston's seventh straight win.

 

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