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Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees - 5/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
Date & Time Sunday May 26, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line
Kansas City Royals +135 / New York Yankees -145 O/U: 9.5
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The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals will finish up their MLB series on Sunday.

The Friday opener of this set was postponed due to weather, so we had a doubleheader on Saturday. In those games, New York powered to a 7-3 win in the opener and then in the nightcap the Yankees scored five in the second and ended up hanging on for a tight 6-5 win.

For the Sunday finale, the Yankees will send out Domingo German in the start. Over his 55.1 innings and 9-1 mark this season, German has a 2.60 ERA with 57 Ks and 16 BBs.

New York managed 10 hits in the first game Saturday, and Brett Gardner provided three of them with two runs. In the second game, Austin Romine provided three hits with two RBI and a run.

Over on the Royals’ side, they’re going with Danny Duffy as the Sunday starter. With a 3-1 record so far this year, Duffy has compiled a 3.45 ERA and 23 Ks.

It wasn’t all bad news for KC in the opener Saturday, as Whit Merrifield ripped a three-run homer. In game two, the Royals hitters put up nine hits, with three players logging two knocks apiece.

The Yankees are 5-0 in their last five Sunday games and 7-1 in their last eight in game three of a series. New York is 6-0 in German’s last six road starts and 6-0 in his last six starts.

Meanwhile, the Royals are 13-49 in their last 62 in game three of a series and 5-21 in their last 26 Sunday games. KC is 4-11 in Duffy’s last 15 home starts and 1-7 in his last eight Sunday starts.

The Yankees are stretched really thin with their rotation (and basically their entire roster) right now, so German is going to need to step up in the near future. The good news is that he’s been solid this year, and has given up just three earned over 12.0 innings on 11 hits in his last two starts.

As for Duffy, he’s got three straight wins under his belt and should make a nice counterpoint for German on the other side. This one should be close so I’m staying away, but I’ll stick with New York to eke one out.

New York Yankees -145

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