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Game LXXI Thread: The Red Sox of Boston versus the Royals of Kansas City

Pomeranz vs. Kennedy

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

With the Royals and Red Sox having divvied up the first two games of the series, this afternoon's matchup serves as the rubber match. A win puts the Royals back to within a game of .500.

The Royals will face Drew Pomeranz, a lefty who has taken a circuitous path to being an above-average starter. The Royals will send Ian Kennedy to the mound with Kennedy hoping to build upon an encouraging last start in Anaheim.

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