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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

The fans at Kauffman Stadium will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Sunday.

Righthander John Lackey will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lackey is 7-9 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

It'll be James Shields toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Shields is 6-8 with a 3.36 ERA so far this season.

Boston was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 71-48 SU
Kansas City: 60-54 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, August 13
Kansas City home to Miami, Monday, August 12