Last season, the Kansas City Royals went 1-6 against the Boston Red Sox and had a tough time generating much offense. With KC sending right-hander Yohan Pino to the mound for Friday night’s start in place of the injured Yordano Ventura, a better offensive effort this time around would certainly be welcome.
ROYALS STATS VS. RED SOX IN 2014
KC rank vs. any opponent in 2014
Lowest win percentage
Runs per game
Tie for second lowest (NYY – 2.57)
Second lowest (NYY – .215)
Second lowest (NYY – .254)
Second lowest (LAA 0.16)
Take a moment and offer up a slow clap for manager Ned Yost, who became the franchise leader in wins after the Royals’ win over Milwaukee on Thursday night.