Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox meet in game 4 of series

August 7, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (54-55, fifth in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (43-65, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (3-3, 3.86 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 56 strikeouts); Royals: Brad Keller (5-12, 4.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -140, Royals +120; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals face the Boston Red Sox, leading the series 2-1.

Kansas City has a 43-65 record overall and a 24-31 record in home games. The Royals are 26-14 in games when they scored at least five runs.

Boston is 28-28 on the road and 54-55 overall. The Red Sox have a 38-11 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Sunday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has 19 doubles, five triples and 15 home runs while hitting .257 for the Royals. Salvador Perez is 9-for-37 with a double and five home runs over the last 10 games.

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Xander Bogaerts has 28 doubles, nine home runs and 47 RBI while hitting .312 for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo is 12-for-36 with four doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .224 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Red Sox: 5-5, .230 batting average, 4.14 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Royals: Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Red Sox: Brayan Bello: 15-Day IL (groin), Eric Hosmer: day-to-day (neck), Rob Refsnyder: 10-Day IL (knee), Kike Hernandez: 60-Day IL (hip), Chris Sale: 15-Day IL (finger), Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (hand), Matt Strahm: 15-Day IL (wrist), Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.