Beginning on Monday night, the Red Sox will play a three game road series against the Kansas City Royals after losing 5 of 6 games on their recent six game home stand, including a three-game sweep by the Orioles. It’s been a strange up and down season so far for the Red Sox with more downs than ups. Their best stretch came during their last road trip, winning 6 of 7 games against the Twins and the White Sox. That road trip came right after losing the last 5 games of their prior home stand. The Red Sox surprisingly have played better on the road than at Fenway to this point in the season. They are 7-6 on the road, but they have won only 4 of 14 contests at Fenway. Three left handed pitchers are scheduled to take on the Sox for the Royals as the Red Sox try to shake off the results the six game home stand and get back on a winning track.
The Red Sox hope to be road warriors for this abbreviated three game set. The Royals, who have the second worst record in the league at 9 – 18, seem like the perfect opponent for the Red Sox to get things turned around in the right direction.