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Rangers vs. Royals - 5/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (20-12) at Texas Rangers (14-18)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

Y Ventura (2-2) (5.13) vs. Y Gallardo (2-5) (4.19)

The Line: Texas Rangers +122 / Kansas City Royals -132 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-KC, FSN-SW

The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play game three of their series Wednesday night.

The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Royals have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 42 hits and 27 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 39 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight games on the road. Yordano Ventura gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

Rangers vs. Royals - 5/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rangers have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 44 hits and 17 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo have combined for 25 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost six of their last eight games on their home field. Yovani Gallardo takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.19 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallardo’s second career game against the Royals.

The Royals are 25-10 in their last 35 games vs. a right-handed starter and 22-8 in Venturas last 30 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 0-4 in Gallardos last 4 starts. The Royals are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Texas. 

The Royals are simply the better team in this matchup and have the better pitcher on the mound. I like KC and the reasonable chalk, as Gallardo has been lousy all season. 

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Kansas City Royals -132

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