Update: The Red Sox and Royals will play a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday (2 PM and 8 PM).
Red Sox - Royals -Rick Porcello / Yordano Ventura
Betts, RFAfter finishing a 6-1 homestand, the tied-for-first-place Red Sox (24-14) hit the road for three games against the defending World Champion Royals (18-19, 5.5 GB in the AL Central). Then it's right back to Fenway for three games each against Cleveland and the Rockies.
In the homestand's seven games, the Red Sox scored 10+ runs five times. They batted .369, with 28 doubles and 13 home runs. Elias notes: "Boston averaged 10.4 runs per game over those seven games, third-highest by any major-league team on a homestand of seven or more games in the modern era (1900 to date)."
Looking two weeks ahead on the calendar: Red Sox at Orioles: May 30, May 31, June 1, June 2.
Red Sox - Consecutive Games With 11+ Hits
11 - May 2-12, 2008 10 - June 10-21, 1921 9 - August 12-19, 1950 8 - June 4-11, 1946 7 - 8 times, including May 9-15, 2016The Red Sox have also homered in each of their last 16 games, the second-longest streak in Red Sox history. In 1996, Boston homered in 19 straight games.
Sunday's starter Sean O'Sullivan was designated for assignment.