Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/14
Boston Red Sox (65-83) at Kansas City Royals (80-66)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Rubby De La Rosa (R) (4-6) (4.010) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (R) (10-11) (4.491)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -147 / Boston Red Sox +137 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-KC
The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals play game three of their four-game series Saturday.
The Boston Red Sox have lost four of their last six games and are 18 games below a .500 record. The Red Sox pitching staff has been shaky lately, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. Overall, the Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 3.99, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts has a six-game hitting streak and Yoenis Cespedes has hit in six of his last 10 games. Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.01 ERA and has 64 strikeouts in 92 innings. De La Rosa is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in two career games against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last seven games and 14 games above .500. The Royals pitching staff has also been inconsistent as of late, allowing four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.50, which is eighth in the majors, and they’ve lost nine straight when allowing more than three games. Offensively, Mike Moustakas has a hit in six of his last seven games and Eric Hosmer has a hit in seven of his last 10 games. Starting is Jeremy Guthrie, who is 10-11 with a 4.54 ERA and has 114 strikeouts in 182.1 innings. Guthrie is 3-9 with a 5.06 ERA in 22 career games against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in De La Rosas last 8 road starts. The Royals are 25-12 in Guthries last 37 home starts and 0-5 in Guthries last 5 starts vs. American League East.
Guthrie has been brutal against the AL East and even worse against the Boston Red Sox. Give me Boston on the road for the plus money.