Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals
The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals meet for game two of their series in Arlington. The Rangers are -250 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 10.
The Texas Rangers looked to have it all going their way and then on Monday they looked hopeless against the Royals. Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run and Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, and Adrian Beltre were among those getting hits as the Rangers scored just the one run on seven hits. On the mound Scott Feldman allowed three hits and two runs over 4.2 innings to take the loss. For Tuesday’s game Texas looks to bounce back with Colby Lewis who has lost his last two starts. For the season Lewis has allowed 45 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 43 over 46.1 innings of work for a 3.69 ERA.
The Kansas City Royals have won their last three games and perhaps got their biggest win of the year on Monday. Jeff Francoeur had two hits and scored twice, Alex Gordon had a hit, and Billy Butler had a hit as the Royals scored three runs on six hits. On the mound Bruce Chen allowed five hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.2 innings for his second win of the season and Jonathan Broxton earned his eighth save of the year. For Tuesday’s game Kansas City starts Vin Mazzaro who has pitched just one inning this year. Last year Mazzaro had an 8.26 ERA allowing 39 hits and 26 earned runs over 28.1 innings of work.
Texas is 17-4 in their last 21 during game two of a series, 16-7 in their last 23 games against the A.L. Central, and 4-1 in Lewis’ last five home starts. Kansas City is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 7-2 in their last nine games as a road underdog, and 6-2 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. Kansas City is 9-21 in their last 30 games in Texas.
Texas is a huge favorite and for good reason as they should tee off on Mazzaro here in a high scoring game.
Texas Rangers -250 Kansas Royals