Starting Pitching Matchups: Boston Red Sox @ Kansas City Royals

Here are the starting pitching matchups for a four-game series between the Red Sox (74-48) and Royals (51-73) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City:

Thursday: Josh Beckett (9-5, 2.40) vs. Luke Hochevar (8-9, 4.89), 8:10 p.m.

Friday: Andrew Miller (4-1, 5.40) vs. Jeff Francis (4-13, 4.76), 8:10 p.m.

Saturday: Tim Wakefield (6-5, 4.90) vs. Felipe Paulino (1-5, 3.76), 7:10 p.m.

Sunday: Jon Lester (12-6, 3.22) vs. Danny Duffy (3-7, 5.66), 2:10 p.m.

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