Yankees vs. Royals - 5/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (15-16) at New York Yankees (12-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
K Medlen (1-3) (6.85) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) (2.29)
The Line: New York Yankees -155 / Kansas City Royals +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.76 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 39 hits, Salvador Perez has 15 RBI and Mike Moustakas has seven home runs. Kris Medlen gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Medlen is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last eight games. The New York Yankees haven’t been consistent offensively this season but have have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 32 hits, Carlos Beltran has 14 RBI and Brett Gardner has four home runs. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Medlens last 4 starts. The Yankees are 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 9-4 in Tanakas last 13 starts with 4 days of rest. The Royals are 15-45 in the last 60 meetings in New York.
The Royals have just been a mess for about three weeks, while the Yankees are showing signs of life as of late. With Tanaka on the hill, I expect the Yanks to win this game on their home field.