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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Red Sox (42-27) will duel the Kansas City Royals (30-37) in the opening of a three-game weekend series at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 8:10 PM ET. Boston scored a total of 20 runs in winning the quick two-game set over the Atlanta Braves this week. The Red Sox posted a three-game winning streak with a total of 22 runs scored. Pitcher Garrett Richards made 4.0 innings with four earned runs on seven hits allowed while granting one walk but struck out three Atlanta batters in the win. Pinch Hitter/2nd Baseman Christian Arroyo made four RBIs with a run and a base hit while Right Fielder Hunter Renfroe earned a one-run score with a double hit and two RBIs. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts drove two runs with a triple and an RBI while Left Fielder J.D. Martinez scored two runs on double base hits in the winning effort.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Nick Pivetta will be climbing up the hill to start for Boston in Game 1 of a series versus Kansas City on Friday. In his appearances in the majors, the righty thrower is 6-2 with a 4.28 ERA while striking out a total of 80 batters but awarded 33 free bases this season. Pivetta will be playing his first career start facing the Royals batters.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 6/18/2021

 

The Kansas City Royals ended up with only 11 runs scored in losing the series by a sweep against the Detroit Tigers. Kansas lost the opener at 3-10 on Monday and Game 2 at 3-4 on Tuesday. The Royals failed to recover a one-run deficit in losing the series finale at 5-6 versus the Tigers on Wednesday. Starting Pitcher Brady Singer has given away four hits and one earned run with one walk granted but struck out only two Detroit batters. Designated Hitter Salvador Perez led the charge with one run on double base hits and two RBIs while Shortstop Adalberto Mondesi made one run with a single and an RBI. Left Fielder Whit Merrifield and 1st Baseman Carlos Santana earned a one-run score with a double and an RBI in the loss.

 

Kansas will be assigning the right-hander Jackson Kowar to the pitcher’s mound to start the opener of a series against the Red Sox on Friday. The right-handed thrower is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA and one strikeout while granting five bases on balls in his pro baseball starts this year. Righty Kowar will be pitching in his first career match facing Boston batters.

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals. The MLB Pick for this game is Boston -135. The Red Sox is outstanding at the plate as the team posted a total of 349 runs scored that ranked 3rd in the league with a batting average of .257 and .439 slugging percentage. On the contrary, the Royals recorded a 4.69 team ERA that ranked 24th in MLB. Boston won their recent six games at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and nine of its last 10 contests facing the Royals batters. The predicted score, Boston Red Sox will win at 8-3.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 6/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

 

TV: BSKC

 

MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox -135

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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