Red Sox vs. Royals - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (73-48) at Boston Red Sox (56-66)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
E Volquez (11-7) (3.20) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (7-5) (4.48)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -105 / Kansas City Royals -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox end their four-game series Sunday.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 143 hits and 72 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 92 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last 10 road games. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.20 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 144 hits and 60 RBI while Mookie Betts and Pablo Sandoval have combined for 97 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won six of their last nine home games. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the hill, and he’s 7-5 with a 4.48 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This is Rodriguez’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 15-5 in Volquezs last 20 starts. The Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 5-0 in Rodriguezs last 5 home starts. The Royals are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Boston.
The Royals have had great success this season with Volquez on the mound, as they've won 15 of his last 20 starts. The Red Sox are playing better but are still hard to trust and really inconsistent. Give me KC for the cheap price.