Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (30-39) at Kansas City Royals (38-26)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
W Miley (6-6) (4.88) vs. C Young (6-2) (1.98)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -131 / Boston Red Sox +121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals look to extend their lead in the AL Central with a win versus the Boston Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox are trying to break loose and go on a prolonged hot streak and we’ll see if one is in the making. The Red Sox appeared to be heading in the right direction with wins in three of four before falling at Kansas City 7-4 on Saturday. A struggling Rick Porcello continued to struggle with six runs plated on eight hits including two homers over five frames to absorb the loss. The offense totaled ten hits with a trio of bases on balls with Mookie Betts going 2-4 with asolo bomb and a pair of runs while three others posted two hits apiece. Left hander Wade Miley looks for back to back wins when he faces Kansas City for the first time in 2015. Miley defeated Atlanta 9-4 last time out with a pair of runs scored on five hits in 6.1 innings.
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For those that are waiting for the Kansas City Royals to fade they will have to wait a bit longer. The Royals have won five of six after downing the Red Sox Saturday night with the offense helping out a shaky Edison Volquez. Volquez was charged with all four runs on eight hits through 5.1 innings before five relievers held the Red Sox off the scoreboard. KC racked up eleven hits and walked three times with Salvador Perez smacking a solo shot while Kendrys Morales clubbed a two run homer. Mike Moustakas drove in two runs and Alex Rios scored twice as every starter reached base. Kansas City gives the ball to veteran right hander Chris Young who faced Boston once in 2014. Young has tossed back to back shutouts on a combined six hits and three BB over 13.1 frames.
Boston are 3-11 in their last 14 road games and are 3-8 in their last 11 overall while going 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games. The under is 8-2-2 in Kansas City’s last 12 home games and the Royals are 6-2 in Young’s last 8 starts while going 6-2 in Young’s last 8 starts on grass. The Red Sox are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. I’m going with the hotter club and hoping Boston doesn’t get going…