New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Kansas City Royals (78-61) at New York Yankees (72-67)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Danny Duffy (L) (7-10) (2.493) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (8-14) (4.190)
The Line: New York Yankees -112 / Kansas City Royals +102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees play game two Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The Kansas City Royals have won four straight games and are 17 games above .500. The Royals pitching staff has been on a tear, allowing three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. Overall, the Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.52, which is ninth in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Alex Gordon has eight RBIs in his last 10 games and Omar Infante has hit in eight of his last 10 games. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 8-11 with a 2.42 ERA and has 108 strikeouts in 141.1 innings. Duffy is 1-1 with a 8.36 ERA in three career starts against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have split their last 10 games and are five games above .500. The Yankees have struggled offensively, scoring three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Yanks have lost five straight when scoring three or less runs. Brett Gardner has six extra base hits in his last 10 games and Derek Jeter has a five-game hitting streak. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.83, which is 19th in the majors. Starting is Brandon McCarthy, who is 8-14 with a 4.19 ERA and has 153 strikeouts in 174 innings. McCarthy is 2-2 with a 4.28 ERA in 13 career games against the Royals.
The Royals are 1-4 in Duffys last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Duffys last 7 starts overall. The Yankees are 4-1 in McCarthys last 5 home starts and 1-4 in McCarthys last 5 starts overall.
The Royals are back on a roll, while the Yankees keep playing uninspired baseball. I like the road team for the plus money.