Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers - 7/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (56-42) at Kansas City Royals (48-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
A Griffin (3-1) (4.26) vs. E Volquez (8-8) (4.79)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Texas Rangers look to right the ship against the struggling Kansas City Royals.
The Texas Rangers could do no wrong for most of the first half of the season and now things are going the other way. The Rangers had lost eight of ten before picking up a 7-4 victory at Kansas City on Saturday. Texas starter improved to 11-2 with an unearned run allowed over 5.1 frames before Shawn Tolleson giving up three. The Rangers managed eight hits and six walks with Adrian Beltre and Nomar Mazara going deep and driving in three runs each. The Rangers send AJ Griffin to the mound for Sunday’s bout at Kauffman Stadium. Griffin has been struggling over his last three outings where he has gone 0-1 with a 1.93 WHIP and 8.36 ERA.
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The Kansas City Royals have their work cut out for them if they expect to challenge in the American League Central as they can’t string wins together. The Royals just can’t get going and sooner or later time will be running out on them. KC starter Yordano Ventura gave up three runs over five frames before Joakim Soria was tagged for four runs in two innings. Kansas Citytotaled nine hits and walked five times with Eric Hosmer knocking in two runs. Veteran Edinson Volquez toes the rubber versus the Rangers for the first time in 2016. Volquez comes off a 7-3 win versus the Indians with two runs allowed on four hits and three BB in seven frames.
Texas are 9-2 in their last 11 Sunday games and are 3-13 in their last 16 overall while going 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass. The under is 15-5 in Kansas City’s last 20 Sunday games and the Royals are 38-15 in their last 53 home games while going 21-6 in Volquez’s last 27 home starts. The under is 17-5-5 in the last 27 meetings and Texas are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Kansas City. This game has the look of unpredictability…