Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (41-64) vs Boston Red Sox (53-53)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Zack Greinke (3-6) (4.41) vs Josh Winckowski (4-5) (5.00)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. On Thursday it was the Royals that were able to pull off the 7-2 upset. 

The Red Sox have fallen back below .500 again with their loss on Thursday and they sit with a 53-54 record. The Red Sox’s offense has been fine, but their pitching staff at issues has given them problems. The Red Sox are giving up 4.66 runs per game which is 24th best in the league, and in this game they need better pitching. Trevor Story has hit 15 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs this season. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Kansas City Royals who currenlty sit with a 42-64 record overall, but they have at least been more competitive the last month. The Royals have overall struggled this season all over the field. The Royals pitching is giving up 5.06 runs per game which is 26th in the league.Salvador Perez has hit 14 home runs and driven in 43 RBIs.

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On the mound for the Royals will be Zack Greinke who sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.41. In his last start against the Yankees he went five innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

The Royals are 5-0 in Greinke’s last five home starts. The Red Sox are 1-4 in theirl ast five home games. The over is 6-1 in the Red Sox’s last seven games played on Friday. The Royals are 5-1 in Greinkie’s last six starts on grass. 

The Royals have found success when Greinke has started at home as of late and the success is going to continue here. The Royals have won Greinkes last five home starts and he is going to lokdown the Red Sox’s bats here. Look for the Royals to also give him enough run support to secure the second win this series.

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