Royals play the Red Sox following Keller’s strong outing
Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Mike Montgomery (1-4, 6.34 ERA) Red Sox: Rick Porcello (9-8, 5.74 ERA)
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Brad Keller. Keller threw seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts against Minnesota.
The Red Sox are 27-29 on their home turf. Boston leads the league in hitting with a .274 batting average, Rafael Devers leads the club with an average of .321.
The Royals have gone 17-38 away from home. Kansas City has a collective .247 this season, led by Whit Merrifield with an average of .298.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devers leads the Red Sox with 84 RBIs and is batting .321. Andrew Benintendi is 20-for-43 with six doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 3-7, .306 batting average, 6.41 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Royals: 1-9, .232 batting average, 6.26 ERA, outscored by 38 runs