By: Alex Reimold
At 8:15pm, the Red Sox(39-31) take on the Kansas City Royals(34-35) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
On the mound for the Sox will be hard throwing lefty Chris Sale (8-3, 2.82 ERA) facing off against Matt Strahm (2-3, 3.67 ERA) for the Royals. Chris Sale looks to continue his dominant season as he leads the MLB with 136 strikeouts through 99 innings pitched. Meanwhile, Matt Strahm is making his second career start as he's mainly pitched out of the bullpen in his 2 year career.
The Red Sox are half a game back behind the Yankees in the AL East. The Yanks take on the Angels and are looking to end a 6 game losing streak.
Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup with a rib injury after being nailed against the Astros.
The Royals are in the midst of a hot streak after winning 8 of their last 10.
This is game 2 of a 3 game series against the Royals which is the last of the road trip for the Red Sox.