Royals vs. Angels - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (44-55) at Kansas City Royals (48-50)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
T Skaggs (0-0) (0.00) vs. B Flynn (1-1) (3.03)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -115 / Los Angeles Angels +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has heated up in the second half, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 112 hits, Mike Trout has 62 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Tyler Skaggs gets the nod, and he was 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 2014. This will be Skaggs’ first career game against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Royals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.25 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 108 hits, Alcides Escobar has 24 RBI and Salvador Perez has 15 home runs. Brian Flynn takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Flynn’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 in Skaggs' last 4 starts. The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Angels are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas City.
The Royals are desprate for a victory and now get a pitcher who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2014. If Kansas City can't win this game, its problems are even bigger than we thought. Give me the home team and the small line.