New York Yankees (21-15) at Kansas City Royals (22-13)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 16, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals -116 / New York Yankees +106 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Saturday night.
The New York Yankees look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Yankees have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 49 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost five of their last six games on the road. CC Sabathia gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 5.20 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 18-11 with a 3.25 ERA and 205 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Royals have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 47 hits and 29 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 48 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-1 with a 8.36 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-8 in Sabathias last 10 starts. The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Duffys last 9 home starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in Sabathias last 5 starts vs. Royals.
Hard to back the Yankees during this stretch, especially with CC on the mound, who has fallen off like Big Mac toppings. Give me the home team and the small chalk.