The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals close out their series on Monday afternoon. All MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Red Sox look to be just playing out the string and their roster moves certainly dictate that. They did when while scoring 8 runs on 14 hint hits in all in what was a solid win for a team in turmoil. This afternoon the Red Sox will send Daisuke Matsusaka to the mound who hasn’t pitched for much of the season. For the year Matsusaka has allowed 23 hits in just 23 innings of work.
The Royals battled back on Sunday but the story of the season is they cannot seal the deal. The Royals scored 6 runs on 11 hits and all, but the pitching staff blew the game in the end. This afternoon Kansas City will send Luke Hochevar to the mound who has won three of his last four decisions. Hochevar is pitching to a 4.95 ERA in 145 innings of
Boston is 4-7 in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing record, 5-0 in their last five games as a favorite, and 4-1 in Matsuzaka’s last five home starts. Kansas City is 7-1 in their last eight games following a loss, 2-6 in their last eight road games, and 6-2 in Hochevar’s last eight starts as an underdog. Kansas City is 11-27 in their last 38 games in Boston.
Believe it or not these two teams are somewhat even at this point. The Royals have a big edge in starting pitching so we will take them at home to close out the series at the sportsbooks.