Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals - 5/24/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (16-33) at Texas Rangers (20-31)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
D Duffy (1-6) (6.88) vs. A Bibens-Dirkx (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Texas Rangers +110 / Kansas City Royals -120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Southwest
Thursday MLB action features the Texas Rangers hosting the Kansas City Royals.
The Kansas City Royals are gunning for their third consecutive victory after downing the Cardinals 5-2 in ten innings on Wednesday. Kansas City starter Jakob Junis was charged with both runs before five relievers kept St. Louis off the scoreboard.
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The Royals banged out eight hits and walked twice with Salvador Perez clubbing his 8th long ball while Drew Butera smacked a two run single. Kansas City has named Danny Duffy as Thursday’s starter at the Rangers. Duffy comes in off of an 8-3 defeat to the NY Yankees with five runs scoring on seven hits and three BB over four innings.
The Texas Rangers rode their offense to a come from behind 12-10 victory against the Yankees on Wednesday. Texas starter Doug Fister was charged with eight runs on eleven hits over 4.1 frames with Tony Barnette giving up two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
The Rangers racked up eleven hits and walked five times with Nomar Mazara going 2-5 with a homer and three RBI’s followed by Ronald Guzman who was 2-4 with a long ball, three runs driven in and two scored. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jurickson Profar combined to give Texas six RBI’s and three runs while Delino DeShields scored twice.
The Rangers are going with Austin Bibens-Dirkx for Thursday’s start versus Kansas City. In 24 appearances (six starts) Bibens-Dirkx has gone 5-2 with a 4.67 ERA covering 69.1 innings.
Kansas City are 2-8 in their last 10 games on grass and are 17-35 in their last 52 overall and are 1-10 in Duffy’s last 11 starts. Texas are 10-25 in their last 35 home games and are 3-7 in their last 10 overall and are 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass. Under is 12-3-3 in the last 18 meetings in Texas and Kansas City are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.
I don’t know what we’ll see from Bibens-Dirkx so he is the wild card. I’m sitting this one out but for a pick…