While the KC Royals took two of three in Miami they’ll face a much tougher test this weekend when heading up the east coast to Boston. Kansas City struggled at times in cavernous Marlins Park getting runners home which could cripple them this weekend at Fenway Park.
The Kansas City Royals will need their offense to show up at this historically offensive stadium, while hoping their stellar pitching continues in the rotation and bullpen.
Probable Pitching Match-Ups
Friday, 6:10 pm – Ian Kennedy/ RHP (8-9, 3.58) v. Steven Wright/RHP (13-5, 3.08)
Saturday, 6:10 pm – Danny Duffy/LHP (11-1, 2.66) v. David Price (12-8, 4.00)
Sunday, 7:08 pm – Yordano Ventura/RHP (9-9, 4.27) v. TBA
Comments on Pitching Match-Ups – We’ll see the three most consistent pitchers for our boys in blue this weekend with Kennedy, Duffy and Ventura throwing in Beantown. Each pitcher has been big during this current run of success. They’ll see a knuckleballer, Price and TBA which will be interesting to see how the offense works.
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Series Outlook – These two meet earlier this season which saw KC win two of three games which included a double-header due to rain during the series. The Red Sox have played well at home as their 11 game over at home and just four away.
Each time is similar in which they’re built to the park half their games are played. Postseason aside, this will be the last time Kansas City sees David Ortiz, these two are even but given where this series take played it’s hard not to side with the home clubs.
Prediction – Red Sox take two of three
Kansas City took the first two games before dropping the finale in the series. Due to rain the two team played a doubleheader.
All-time the Red Sox are 232-229 against the defending World Champions, and are 128-102 at this historic ballpark versus the Royals.
FOX Sports Kansas City will broadcast Friday and Saturday night games from historic Fenway Park with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler. Joel Goldberg hosts Royals Live before and after the games.
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will have the series finale form Boston.
On the Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC) will be Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart.
2016 Season Series – Schedule/Results: (KC 2-1)
May 17-18, Kauffman Stadium: W 8-4, W 3-2, L 5-2
August 26-28, Fenway Park: