Red Sox v. Royals, 1:35 pm. The Sox go for the 4-game sweep of the Royals and their 7th consecutive win this afternoon at Fenway. Hurrah! Dice-K (7-0, 2.15) will take the mound for the Sox; if he wins today, he’ll be the first pitcher in the AL to reach 8 wins on the season. BOOM! Righty Brian Bannister (4-5, 4.29) will attempt to stop the skid for Kansas City. Bannister looked scorching in April but has definitely floundered in his last 3 starts, letting up 11 runs on 22 hits over 21 innings pitched. Yikes! Meanwhile, Dice-K has posted a 1.45 ERA over 3 starts in May, fanning 15 batters over 18 2/3 innings pitched. MOTHRA WILL RAIN DESTRUCTION OVER US ALL! YEARRGHHH!
Ahem. Follow along with MLB Gameday here. Hurrah for afternoon baseball!