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Red Sox @ Royals: Back Boston for repeat win

Red Sox @ Royals MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Boston Red Sox and Kansas Royals will play in the second game of their series on Wednesday.

In the series opener on Tuesday, Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two runs on six hits and struck out seven batters over 5.2 innings for Boston in the victory over Kansas City.

Eduardo Nunez hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the eighth inning, J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI, and Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and one RBI for the Red Sox.

Game information

When is it? Wednesday June 5th

What time is first pitch? 8:15 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Kauffman Stadium

The lowdown

Glenn Sparkman was on the mound for the Royals in the series opener.

He allowed one earned run on three hits and struck out two batters over 5.1 innings of work for Kansas City.

Cheslor Cuthbert was the most impressive for the Royals at the plate, as he went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the second inning to put Kansas City ahead early on.

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with one run scored for the Royals in the loss.

Red Sox @ Royals Run Line

The Boston Red Sox are giving the Royals 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

Here's my question: what is going on with Red Sox ace Chris Sale this season? He has been arguably one of the worst pitchers in baseball as he leads the majors with seven losses.

Regardless of the record and pathetic ERA, I believe Sale will come up big for the defending champs in this game against the Royals.

Roll with Boston in this one.

Red Sox @ Royals Over/Under

The over/under in this one is set at 8.5 total runs.

My final score prediction: Boston Red Sox 5, Kansas City Royals 1.

Take the under in this matchup.

Where the game will be won or lost

The Red Sox will send Sale to the mound on Wednesday night.

Sale has a 1-7 record this season with a 4.35 ERA. So far this season, he pitched 68.1 innings and struck out 98 batters.

Kansas City, on the other hand, will roll with Jakob Junis.

Junis sports a 4-5 record with a 5.35 ERA over 67.1 innings of work this season.

The defending World Series champion Red Sox currently have a 31-29 record and are in third place in the American League East, behind the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

The Royals, who are currently on a four-game losing streak, are 19-40 on the season, and are dead last in the American League Central.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in MLB