Melendez posts 6-RBI game as Royals smash Red Sox 13-5

Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez runs to first base after hitting a sacrifice fly, scoring a...
Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez runs to first base after hitting a sacrifice fly, scoring a run, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)(Colin E. Braley | AP)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 7:53 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 13-5.

The rookie Melendez blasted it an estimated 406-feet to right field which bounced into the fountains to give the Royals a 5-0 lead.

Melendez is putting together quite the campaign after being called up on May 3.

He’s hit 13 home runs on the year and has back-to-back homer games four times this season. Among rookies, he’s hit the fifth most home runs this season and is just two behind teammate Bobby Witt Jr.