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Pratto’s 9th-inning homer gives Royals 5-4 win over Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Nick Pratto hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Pratto blasted a two-out, 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) an estimated 424 feet to center field for his second career homer and first at Kauffman Stadium.

“It was just like any other at-bat where I come up there with a plan and try to execute it,” Pratto said. “Throughout the at-bat, he was making a lot of pitches to the edges so I felt like I was hanging in there and not chasing.