New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
Kansas City Royals (78-62) at New York Yankees (73-67)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Yordano Ventura (R) (10-9) (3.413) vs. Shane Greene (R) (4-2) (3.902)
The Line: New York Yankees +100 / Kansas City Royals -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, YES, TBS
The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals have won four of their last five games and are 16 games above .500. The Royals pitching staff continues its dominance, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. Overall, the Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.50, which is ninth in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last seven when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Salvador Perez has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Omar Infante has also hit in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Yordano Ventura, who is 11-9 with a 3.38 ERA and has 132 strikeouts in 152 innings. This will be Ventura’s first career game against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have split their last 10 games and are six games above .500. The Yankees pitching staff has also shown signs of improvement, allowing three or less runs in six of their last nine games. Overall, the New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.80, which is 19th in the majors, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Derek Jeter has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Brett Gardner has six extra base hits in his last seven games. Shane Greene gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA and has 57 strikeouts in 58 innings. This will be Greene’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-2 in Venturas last 7 road starts and 6-1 in Venturas last 7 starts overall. The Yankees are 4-0 in Greenes last 4 starts vs. American League Central and 5-1 in Greenes last 6 starts overall.
This is a toss up game between two teams fighting for position in the playoffs. The Yanks need the win more and are at home. Give me NY for the even money.