Royals vs. Red Sox - 6/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (28-39) at Kansas City Royals (38-25)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
R Porcello (4-7) (5.29) vs. E Volquez (6-4) (3.10)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -144 / Boston Red Sox +134 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-KC
The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 81 hits and 27 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 65 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost six of their last eight road games. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he’s 4-7 with a 5.29 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 8-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won 14 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 76 hits and 25 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 81 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last six home games. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.10 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Porcellos last 5 starts. The Royals are 28-13 in their last 41 home games and 7-1 in Volquezs last 8 starts. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
I keep waiting for the Red Sox to turn things around and it hasn't happened. Still, getting plus money with Porcello still has some value, even though he's stunk it up this season.