MLB Matchups  >>  Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 04/21/2013

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

Ervin Santana will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Santana is 1-1 this season with a 2.45 ERA.

The Red Sox will counter Santana with Ryan Dempster. Righthander Dempster has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 144-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -139 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Boston has won 7 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Kansas City: 8-7 SU
Boston: 12-4 SU
KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

NEXT UP:
Boston home to Kansas City, Sunday, April 21