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24-14 (10-6 V) Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 18-19 (11-6 H)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Steven Wright, RHP vs. Ian Kennedy, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -106
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The first of two takes place Wednesday afternoon as the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals play Game 1 of their doubleheader.
The Royals took the series opener thanks to some crooked numbers in Game 2.
Boston Red Sox
Boston’s offense has been used to putting up double digits offensively.
They came into this series 7-1 in their last 8 games while averaging nearly 10 runs per game. However, the offense managed just 4 runs on Tuesday night, with 3 of those coming from a Travis Shaw homerun. The Red Sox continue to be in a 1st place tie in the AL East with the Orioles, who also were routed on Tuesday night.
Boston will send out Steven Wright in DH opener. Wright recorded his first ND of the season last time out, as he allowed 5 runs on 9 hits in just 4.1 innings of work. He was bailed out by his offense to earn the ND, but the Sox still lost in the outing.
Wright has gone 2-2 on the season away from Fenway Park.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are trying to turn it on and they continue to take steps in the right direction.
It was the crooked numbers that made the difference in the series opener on Tuesday night as they put up a pair of 3 spots with a 2 spot coming early.
The Royals currently sit in 3rd in the AL Central, thanks to their play at home. They have gone 11-6 while allowing just 3.5 runs per game. They have been unable to build any sort of consistent winning streak yet, which has been the biggest problem for them.
The Royals will send out Ian Kennedy here in Game 1. Kennedy is 4-3 on the year with a decent ERA of 3.25. He has factored in every game this year and comes in off a loss where he allowed 7 runs on 5 hits in 6.1 innings of work. Kennedy has given this team length, which has been a huge key for them. He has failed to reach the 6th inning just 1 time this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 16-5 in their last 21 overall.
- BOS are 16-5 in their last 21 games on grass.
- BOS are 5-12 in their last 17 Tue. games.
- Under is 13-4 in KC last 17 home games.
- KC are 15-6 in their last 21 Tue. games.
- KC are 6-13 in their last 19 overall.
- Over is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- BOS are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Steven Wright has been the least reliable of the two starters here.
Given that, give the edge to Kennedy here in Game 1.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick:Kansas City ML
The Royals make it two in a row against the Red Sox, behind a solid pitching performance from Kennedy.
MLB Free Score Prediction:Kansas City 5- Boston 3
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