The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals play game three of their weekend series Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. The Boston Red Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. He has a 7-3 record and an ERA of 3.65. Mike Minor will go for the Kansas City Royals with a 5-4 record and a 4.63 ERA. The Red Sox are known for their offense and have been scoring runs at will all year and that should continue in this game.
The Pick: Red Sox ML (-130)
The Why: Red Sox playing well
The Boston Red Sox this season have been a nice surprise. They sit at 43-28 thanks to their offense. The pitching over the last week has not been good but Nathan Eovaldi has been pitching like their ace. He has a record of 4-0 on the road and has only surrendered six earned run. In his last outing against the Blue Jays, he held them to only three hits in 6.2 innings pitched. Also, he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in his last five starts. If he has an outing today like he has in the last few games, this should be an easy win.
The Red Sox bats come in hot like they have been all season. They rank third in the league in batting average and third in runs. Xanader Bogaerts is having an outstanding year for the Red Sox hitting for .320 and has an away OBP of .370. Mike Minor has not had the season he has been expected to. He is 2-4 at home and has an ERA of 5.98. In his last six starts, he has given up an average of 5.6 hits a game. The Red Sox should have no problem getting hits against Minor.
We’re taking the Red Sox ML in this one. After dropping game one of this series they won yesterday 7-1. The Red Sox are very good on the road with a record of 23-11. Eovaldi should be able to go through the Royals lineup with ease.
Trends We’re Betting On
Red Sox are 4-1 SU in the last 5
Red Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 road games
Red Sox are 7-1 SU in the last 8 games in Kansas City
Royals are 1-6 SU in their last 7 home games
Yesterday’s Pick: Indians ML ❌
A homerun in the middle innings and the Indians could never recover from it. On to the next.
AtoZ Pick Of The Day Record: 8-10-1
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