Royals Vs. Red Sox: Kansas City Tries To Take Advantage Of Distractions In Boston

The Kansas City Royals (55-69) continue their three-game weekend series against the Boston Red Sox (60-66) on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a win in the series opener, as third baseman Pedro Ciriaco came up with the two-run double in the seventh inning to give Boston the lead for good. The Sox continue playing through internal turmoil with a reported deal nearly complete that will send first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford and infielder Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Beckett (5-11, 5.23 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound for Boston unless the team completes the deal with the Dodgers.

Kansas City expects to start right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (5-12, 5.41 ERA), who hopes to build on three consecutive strong starts. In those starts, Guthrie was 2-0 having pitched 22 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.

For more on the Royals stay tuned to Royals Review and SB Nation Kanas City, and head over to Over the Monster and SB Nation Boston for all things about the Red Sox. Check out Baseball Nation for even more news and note across the Major Leagues.

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