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Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
Date & Time Tuesday June 4, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line
Kansas City Royals +150 / Boston Red Sox -160 O/U: 10
TV Channel
FSKC, NESN
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The Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Tuesday.

Boston is coming off a weekend set against their main rival the Yankees. The Red Sox fell 4-1 and 5-3 in the first two games of that set, but stopped the sweep with an 8-5 win Sunday.

For the Tuesday game, the Sox will be sending out Eduardo Rodriguez in the start. In his 60.2 innings and 5-3 record this year, Rodriguez has a 5.04 ERA with 66 Ks and 20 BBs.

Over on the Royals’ side, they’re fresh off a series versus the Rangers. KC took the Thursday opener there 4-2, but then fell 6-2 Friday, 6-2 Saturday and 5-1 Sunday to lose the set.

On Tuesday, KC will be bringing out Glen Sparkman in the starting role. Across his 25.2 innings and 1-1 record this year, Sparkman has a 4.21 ERA with 17 Ks and seven walks.

The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five overall and 2-8 in their last 10 Tuesday games. Boston is 9-2 in Rodriguez’s last 11 Tuesday starts and 14-4 in his last 18 road starts.

Meanwhile, the Royals are 4-1 in their last five after an off day and 34-71 in their last 105 after a loss. KC is 1-4 in their last five home games and 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games.

Rodriguez had a couple of bad starts (11.0 innings; 15 hits; 11 earned) in May but finished strong with 6.0 innings, four hits and one earned in Houston his last time out.

As for Sparkman, his last start was a road game against the White Sox, and he lasted just 1.0 innings and gave up four earned on three hits.

This is a good series for the Sox to get their proverbial mojo back, and I think they will take a big step here if Rodriguez can come out strong. I’m going Boston.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -160

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