BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the matchup as losers of their last six games.
The Red Sox are 24-17 in home games in 2020. The Boston offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the MLB. Xander Bogaerts leads the team with an average of .329.
The Royals have gone 15-25 away from home. Kansas City has slugged .386 this season. Salvador Perez leads the team with a .503 slugging percentage, including 33 extra-base hits and 18 home runs.
The Red Sox won the last meeting 6-5. Hirokazu Sawamura secured his fourth victory and Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for Boston. Josh Staumont took his second loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 91 hits and has 46 RBIs.
Perez leads the Royals with 33 extra base hits and is batting .273.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .269 batting average, 3.15 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs