Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (53-47) at Boston Red Sox (56-47)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
T Cahill (4-3) (3.69) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) (3.89)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -152 / Kansas City Royals +127 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSKC
Out at historic Fenway Park on Saturday, the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox will be picking up their MLB weekend series once again.
In the Friday opener, the Royals scored three in the fourth inning, riding the wave to a 4-2 victory.
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The Royals will be going with Trevor Cahill on Saturday. In his 61.0 innings and 4-3 record this year, Cahill has a 3.69 ERA with 72 Ks and 24 BBs.
The Royals have some solid hitters this year. Eric Hosmer led the way coming into this set with 122 hits, 62 runs, 16 homers and 54 RBI, while Mike Moustakas had 101 hits, 52 runs, 29 homers and 66 RBI. On Friday, Hosmer posted two hits and a run; Moustakas blasted a three-run homer.
Over on the Boston side, they’re going with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez on Saturday. In his 71.2 innings and 4-3 record this year, Rodriguez has a 3.89 ERA with 79 Ks and 27 BBs.
Boston has some big hitters as well. Mookie Betts came into Friday with 112 hits, 70 runs, 17 homers and 61 RBI, while Xander Bogaerts had 103 hits, 53 runs and 43 RBI. In Friday’s game, Betts had a hit and an RBI; Bogaerts came up empty.
The Royals are 17-5 in their last 22 during game two of a series, and 6-0 in their last six games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The under is 3-1-1 in the Royals’ last five during game two of a series, and they’re 15-6 in their last 21 road games.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 1-5 in their last six Saturday games and 8-2 in Porcello’s last 10 starts with five days’ rest. Boston is also 19-8 in Porcello’s last 27 home starts and 1-4 in Porcello’s last five starts.
Over his last handful of starts, Cahill has been pretty up and down. In two of his last three, he’s got nine earned in 8.2 innings on 13 hits. As for Rodriguez, he’s coughed up 14 earned over his last three starts combined, a span of 16.1 innings. I like Cahill and the red-hot Royals to keep it going here.