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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (31-70) at New York Yankees (64-36)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Jake Junis (5-10) (5.03) vs. S Gray (7-7) (5.34)

The Line: New York Yankees -267 / Kansas City Royals +244 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals go on the road to open a series at the New York Yankees in Thursday MLB.

The Kansas City Royals have been showing signs of life lately but their pitching struggled in an 8-4 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. Kansas City starter Danny Duffy was charged with seven runs on nine hits and a pair of BB through 5.2 innings to fall to 6-9.

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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Royals totaled eleven hits with Whit Merrifield going 2-5 with an RBI and two runs while Mike Moustakas had two hits and knocked in a run.

Kansas City has tabbed Jakob Junis as Thursday’s starter at the Yankees. Junis came off the DL to get a ND last time out in a 4-2 win against Minnesota with a run allowed in four frames.

The New York Yankees have been playing .500 baseball the past few weeks and have been losing ground to Boston in the AL East. New York is looking to get back in the win column following a 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Yankees starter Luis Cessa gave up two runs in 5.1 innings to get the loss with Jonathan Holder allowing a solo homer for the eventual losing run.

The Yanks managed seven hits and a pair of free passes with Giancarlo Stanton and Neil Walker driving in runs while Brett Gardner and Gleyber Torres scored.

The Yankees send Sonny Gray to the hill in the series opener versus Kansas City. Gray defeated the Mets 7-6 last time out with three runs (two earned) allowed over 5.1 frames.

Kansas City  are 3-10 in their last 13 Thursday games and are 18-44 in their last 62 overall and are 18-44 in their last 62 games on grass. Over is 6-1-2 in NY Yankees last 9 on grass and under is 8-2-1 in NY Yankees last 11 Thursday games and NY Yankee are 53-17 in their last 70 home games. Kansas City  are 16-43 in the last 59 meetings in New York and  are 37-80 in the last 117 meetings.

The Yankees have the advantage in most areas and simply have to win with the Red Sox always a threat to pull away in the East…

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