Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 30, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays / Kansas City Royals -- Over/Under:
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 106 hits and 48 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 175 hits and 77 RBI. Sean Reid-Foley gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Reid-Foley is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Royals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 137 hits and 55 RBI while Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler have combined for 206 hits and 133 RBI. Mike Montgomery gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Montgomery’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass. The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 15-40 in their last 55 vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Kansas City and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in Royals last 7 home games. The under is 6-2 in Blue Jays last 8 Tuesday games.
Reid-Foley has just 12.2 innings under his belt this season and hasn't pitched in four weeks. Montgomery is coming off a solid game where he held the Indians to five hits and one run through five innings, and he's been much better at home than on the road this season, even though most of those home innings came at Wrigley Field. Either way, the Royals have the pitching edge in this contest and are probably playing slighting better baseball over the last week. I'll side with the home team.