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The Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Fenway Park.

The Royals will give the ball to starter James Shields in this one. Right hander Shields is 9-5 this season with a 3.65 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Clay Buchholz. The right hander has a 5.42 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Red Sox as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total opened at 8.5

In their last action, Boston was a 11-0 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Boston at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Kansas City was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Tigers. They won as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Kansas City:
Team record: 48-46
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Boston

Team record: 43-52
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Boston Saturday, July 19