Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

The Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees face off on Saturday in K.C. for game two of their series. The Yankees are -125 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The Kansas City Royals are a disappointment thus far this season and they didn’t do anything to change that on Friday taking a loss to the Yankees. Alex Gordon had two hits and Billy Butler and Nirichika Aoki had hits as the Royals scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie allowed six hits and four runs while striking out two over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Royals start Danny Duffy who is coming off of a win in his last start. For the season Duffy has allowed 28 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 29 over Read More

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals face off on Monday at Bush Stadium in game one of their interleague rivalry series. The Cardinals are -165 favorites over the Royals. The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping that their best baseball is in front of them as they haven’t been able to win consistently. The Cardinals are 16-12 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are four games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .255 with Matt Adams hitting .325, Yadier Molina hitting .309, and Matt Carpenter hitting .291. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.34 with the starters at 3.09 and the bullpen at 3.89. For game one against the Royals St. Louis starts Shelby Miller who has lost his last two starts. For the season Miller has allowed 58 hits and 27 earned runs while striking Read More

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers face off on Friday in Kansas City in game one of their AL Central series between the top two teams in the standings. The Royals are -150 favorites over the Tigers with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Kansas City Royals are hoping this is the year they break through and make it back to the post season but they know the Central Division title goes through Detroit. The Royals are 8-4 at home this season, 5-5 in their last two games, and two games behind the Tigers in the standings. As a team the Royals are hitting .261 with Eric Hosmer hitting .299, Omar Infante hitting .289, and Alcides Escobar hitting .286. As a team the Kansas City pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20 with the starters at 3.10 and the bullpen at 3.46. For game one against Read More

Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays face off on Monday in an American League MLB matchup. The Royals are -115 favorites over the Rays with an over/under run total set at 8. The Kansas City Royals won their first two games after being swept in Detroit to start the season but they fell to the White Sox ion Sunday when they couldn’t hit Chris Sale. The Royals have only been outscored by three runs overall and they are two games behind the Tigers in the AL Central. Salvador Perez is hitting .438 to lead KC, Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain are hitting .333, and Eric Hosmer is hitting .278. For Monday’s game the Royals start Jason Vargas who had a no decision in his first start this year. In his first outing Vargas allowed five hits and a run while striking out six over 7.0 innings of Read More

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals face off on Sunday in Detroit as they close out their weekend series. The Tigers are -191 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Detroit Tigers are running away with the American League Central and they have done it by dominating against the teams in their division. On Saturday Miguel Cabrera had two hits including his 39th home run, Price Fielder had two hits including a home run, and Victor Martinez and Omar Infante each had two hits as the Tigers scored six runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Doug Fister allowed 10 hits but just three runs while striking out six over 6.1 innings to get a no decision as Joaquin Benoit got the win to go to 3-0 on the season. For Sunday’s game the Tigers start Max Scerzer who is looking like the Read More

Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals

The Rangers and the Royals face off on Saturday in Arlington. The Rangers are -118 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 10.5. The Texas Rangers continue to hit the ball and they pounded the Royals on Friday to open their series. Adrian Beltre had four hits including a home run and David Murphy, Lance Berkman, Leony’s Martin, and A.J. Pierzynski all had two hits each as the Rangers scored seven runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Derek Holland allowed eight hits and two runs, one earned, while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to get the win and go 5-2 on the year. For Saturday’s game Texas starts Nicholas Tepesch who has lost three of his last four decisions. For the season Tepesch has allowed 49 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 37 over 48.2 innings for a 3-4 record and a 3.88 Read More

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals

The Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals face off on Tuesday at Camden Yards for game one of their series. The Orioles are -128 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 8. The Baltimore Orioles have picked up where they left off last season and they return home from a successful West Coast road trip. The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 7-5 at home this season, and they are 1.5 games behind the Red Sox in the standings. As a team the Orioles are hitting .259 with Adam Jones hitting .331, Chris Davis hitting .327, Nate McLouth hitting .313, and Manny Machado hitting .309. The Orioles opponents are hitting .240 with the Baltimore pitching staff having an ERA of 3.88. For game one against the Royals the Orioles start Wei-Yen Chen who took a loss in his last outing. For the season Read More

Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday as they start their series in Kansas City. The Royals are -115 favorites over the Blue Jays with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The Kansas City Royals are looking to finally follow through on their potential as they have ben one of the more disappointing teams in recent years. The Royals have won four games in a row, are 3-0 at home this season, and they are in first place in the AL Central. As a team the Royals are hitting .281 with Alex Gordon hitting .378, Alcides Escobar hitting .306, Lorenzo Cain hitting .296, and Billy Butler hitting .276. The Royals opponents are hitting .247 and the Kansas City pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20. For Friday’s game the Royals start Luis Mendoza who pitched well but got a no decision in his Read More

Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers meet on Saturday in Kansas City.  The Rangers are -155 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 10. It has been a disappointing year for the Kansas City Royals and on Friday while they stayed close most of the way it was more disappointment as they fell to the Rangers. Salvador Perez had three hits and Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had hits as the Royals scored three runs on 10 hits. On the mound Jeremy Guthrie allowed six hits and three earned runs while striking out four over six innings to fall to 0-3. For Saturday’s game Kansas City starts Will Smith who had a no decision last time out. For the season Smith has allowed 35 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 22 over 33.1 innings of work for a 5.94 ERA. The Texas Read More

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals close out their series and the first halves of their season at Comerica Park on Sunday.  The Tigers are -175 favorites over the Royals with an over/under run total set at 9.5. The Detroit Tigers held on for the win on Saturday and while it was their fourth win in a row, that’s only been good enough to keep pace in the suddenly hit A.L. Central. Austin Jackson and Gerald Laird had three hits each and Prince Fielder and Delmon Young each had home runs as the Tigers scored eight runs on 12 hits for the game. Starting pitcher Doug Fister allowed eight hits and four earned runs while striking out two over six innings for just his second win of the year and it withstood Jose Valverde allowing three runs in the ninth inning. For Sunday’s game Detroit starts Max Scherzer Read More