Boston Red Sox

Andrew Cashner of the Boston Red Sox reacts after giving up a solo home run to Ryan O'Hearn of the Kansas City Royals as he rounds the bases in the fifth inning of a game at Fenway Park on August 6, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Andrew Cashner continues to drop off since coming to Boston. On a night where his teammates in the bullpen actually were “fine”, Cashner most certainly was not.

Cashner let up all six Royals runs as the Red Sox suffered their ninth loss in 10 games on Tuesday night, falling 6-2 against Kansas City at Fenway Park. The Boston bats, meanwhile, went mostly silent against starter Jake Junis and the Royals staff.

Designated hitter Jorge Soler homered twice off Cashner in the win for the Royals. First baseman Ryan O’Hearn made it three longballs against Cashner, who fell to 1-4 with a 7.53 ERA as a member of the Red Sox.

The only Red Sox offense came from an RBI base hit by Andrew Benintendi in the second inning and an eighth-inning RBI double by Christian Vazquez. It wasn’t nearly enough to make up for another disastrous outing for the Red Sox’ most significant trade acquisition of the season.

Matt Dolloff is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at