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Tue. 8/23 Wed. 8/24 Thu. 8/25 Fri. 8/26 Sat. 8/27
@ TB
W 2-1
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@ TB
L 3-4
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Bos 1 - 2 TB
Final
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vs. KC
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
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vs. KC
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Royals-Red Sox preview

BOSTON -- Ian Kennedy shoots for a club record and the Kansas City Royals look to continue a second-half push when they open a three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night.

The veteran right-hander, who faces knuckleballer Steven Wright on Friday, has had five straight outings of at least six innings and one earned run or fewer, matching Larry Gura's club mark set in 1981.

Kennedy (8-9, 3.58 ERA), who signed a five-year, $70 million free agent contract with the Royals this past offseason, is 2-0 with an 0.79 ERA over those five games, lowering his ERA from 4.41 to 3.58. In his last start, Kennedy, who had been a victim of non-support, cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins with eight shutout innings.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Ortiz.321
HR: D. Ortiz30
RBI: D. Ortiz100
SB: M. Betts21
W: R. Porcello17
ERA: D. Pomeranz2.47
Saves: C. Kimbrel23
K: D. Price179
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
Boston 7156.559-
Toronto 7156.559-
Baltimore 7057.5511
NY Yankees 6561.5165.5
Tampa Bay 5472.42916.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .283 (1)
Runs: 689 (1)
Hits: 1263 (1)
Home Runs: 161 (10)
Stolen Bases: 71 (12)
OBP: .349 (1)
SLG: .464 (1)
Total Bases: 2071 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.15 (16)
Runs Allowed: 570 (17)
Saves: 33 (17)
Strikeouts: 1064 (10)
OpBA: .251 (10)
OBP: .319 (14)
SLG: .405 (9)
Run Support: 5.49 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/25 A. Benintendi Placed on 15-Day DL (Sprained left knee)
8/25 M. Hernández Called Up from Minors
8/22 C. Young Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/22 C. Young Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right hamstring)
8/21 D. Marrero Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/8 S. Wright Strained right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
8/6 D. Ortiz General stiffness (day-to-day)
8/5 R. Hanigan Left ankle peroneal tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
7/20 K. Uehara Right pectoral strain (on 15-day DL)
7/9 S. O'Sullivan off 15-day DL
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