Royals at Yankees - 5/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (16-17) at New York Yankees (13-19)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
I Kennedy (4-2) (2.13) vs. N Eovaldi (2-2) (4.78)
The Line: New York Yankees -125 / Kansas City Royals +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees end their four-game series Thursday on the MLB Network.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have had success when their offense shows up, as they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 41 hits, Salvador Perez has 18 RBI and Lorenzo Cain has five home runs. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Kennedy’s second career game against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 19 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees offense hasn’t been great so far, but they are 9-1 when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 34 hits, Brian McCann has 15 RBI and Carlos Beltran has seven home runs. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 21-7 in their last 28 during game 4 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 36-15 in their last 51 during game 4 of a series and 14-6 in Eovaldis last 20 starts. The Royals are 15-47 in the last 62 meetings in New York.
Neither team has been able to get out of its own way this season, so capping this game is tough and more like a toss up. However, Eovaldi is pretty solid at home and the Royals haven't won back-to-back games since late April.