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  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster walks off the field after giving up three runs in the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster walks off the field after giving up three runs in the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) celebrates his solo home run with teammate Eric Hosmer (35) in the first inning of the first game of an MLB American League baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) celebrates his solo home run with teammate Eric Hosmer (35) in the first inning of the first game of an MLB American League baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, follows through on an RBI-single in front of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, center, in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, follows through on an RBI-single in front of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, center, in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Fans hold flags in response to the Boston Marathon bombings in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Fans hold flags in response to the Boston Marathon bombings in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, right, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, right, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, pops out in front of Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, pops out in front of Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, center, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, center, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Fans high-five after being prompted by the announcer to turn to a neighbor and "high-five in the fifth" in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Fans high-five after being prompted by the announcer to turn to a neighbor and "high-five in the fifth" in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster, second from left, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, talk on the mound in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster, second from left, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, talk on the mound in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks swings in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks swings in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Clayton Mortensen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Clayton Mortensen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen (52) talks with Salvador Perez in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen (52) talks with Salvador Perez in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) playfully punches Salvador Perez after the Royals defeated the Red Sox 4-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) playfully punches Salvador Perez after the Royals defeated the Red Sox 4-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster throws a warmup pitch before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster throws a warmup pitch before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia signs autographs before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia signs autographs before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Kansas City Royals' Jeff Francoeur (21) and Lorenzo Cain celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Kansas City Royals' Jeff Francoeur (21) and Lorenzo Cain celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster walks off the field after giving up three runs in the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) celebrates his solo home run with teammate Eric Hosmer (35) in the first inning of the first game of an MLB American League baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, follows through on an RBI-single in front of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, center, in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Fans hold flags in response to the Boston Marathon bombings in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, right, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, pops out in front of Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava, center, celebrates after scoring on a single by David Ortiz in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Fans high-five after being prompted by the announcer to turn to a neighbor and "high-five in the fifth" in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster, second from left, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, talk on the mound in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks swings in the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Clayton Mortensen pitches in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Bruce Chen (52) talks with Salvador Perez in the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) playfully punches Salvador Perez after the Royals defeated the Red Sox 4-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster throws a warmup pitch before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia signs autographs before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • CORRECTS TO APRIL 21 NOT 20 - Kansas City Royals' Ervin Santana pitches in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland, left, and Salvador Perez celebrate the their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Kansas City Royals' Jeff Francoeur (21) and Lorenzo Cain celebrate their 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava tosses his bat beside Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez after striking out in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON – Lorenzo Cain walked with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give Kansas City a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night and complete the Royals’ sweep of a day-night doubleheader.

Ervin Santana (2-1) pitched seven strong innings in the opener, which Kansas City won, 4-2. Kelvin Herrera (2-2) got the win in the night game, a makeup of the one postponed on Friday night because of the city-wide lockdown during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.

Alex Gordon had three hits in the second game, including a single with one out in the 10th. Alcides Escobar walked and, after Billy Butler struck out, Eric Hosmer reached on an infield single – his fourth hit of the day.

Andrew Miller (0-1) walked Cain on four pitches to bring home Gordon, who scored his third run of the game.

Herrera allowed one hit and one walk, striking out three in two innings.

It was a disappointing ending to an emotional weekend for the Red Sox, who returned on Thursday night to a city still reeling from the Boston Marathon bombings. Friday’s game was postponed while police searched for one of the suspects, and on Saturday the emotion of the pregame ceremony seemed to carry the ballclub to victory.

A more subdued atmosphere – and smaller crowds – greeted the teams yesterday, but there were still some signs that things had changed: The American flag in left-center field remained at half-staff, Red Sox players wore a “B STRONG” patch on their jerseys and law enforcement officers were cheered whenever they were shown on the scoreboard.

In his first two at-bats of the day game, Jonny Gomes used a bat with the words “Boston Strong” and the names of the four people killed in the bombings and its aftermath. He popped out and grounded out, then said he planned to auction off the bats for charity.

For his third straight start, Santana allowed runs in the opening inning then settled down as the Royals ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak. Santana allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

“I was leaving a couple of pitches up in the first inning,” said Santana, who has given up four runs and nine hits in the first inning, then one run on 12 hits in his other 20. “I feel comfortable every time I take the mound and I have confidence.”

The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth against Bruce Chen and Aaron Crow, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia grounded out to Crow. Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five opportunities.

The Royals scored three runs in the fourth. Salvador Perez’s two-run single broke a 2-2 tie against Ryan Dempster (0-2), who had struck out the previous two batters.

Dempster allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking three. That ended a season-opening streak of 16 games by Red Sox starters of allowing three runs or less, tying an AL record achieved by the Oakland Athletics in 1978 and 1981.

Notes

∎ Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and DH David Ortiz presented Boston Mayor Thomas Menino with a set of checks totalling $646,500 for The One Fund Boston to help the people most affected by the bombings. The donation to The One Fund includes a $100,000 contribution from the Red Sox, a $500,000 contribution from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, and a $46,500 check from the Red Sox Foundation as a result of donations made at Fenway Park this weekend by Red Sox fans.

∎ Koji Uehara had gone 18 1∕3 scoreless innings before allowing Butler’s homer in the eighth of the night game.

∎ Red Sox RF Shane Victorino missed his first game of the season after leaving Saturday’s 4-3 win with back spasms.

∎ Dustin Pedroia has reached base in all 18 games, the most consecutive games to start a season by a Red Sox 2B, breaking the record set by Pete Runnels in 1959.

∎ Jacoby Ellsbury has hit in 11 straight games.

∎ Cain had hits in seven straight at-bats before grounding out on the first then getting his double in the fourth of the day game.

∎ The Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

∎ Felix Doubront (1-0) pitches for the Red Sox against A.J. Griffin (2-0) in the opener of a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics tonight at Fenway Park.

∎ Kansas City is off today before starting a three-game series at Detroit tomorrow night with Wade Davis (2-0) pitching for the Royals against Max Scherzer (1-0).

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