Kansas City Royals (28-16) at New York Yankees (23-22)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 27, 2015, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees -133 / Kansas City Royals +123 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Royals have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Royals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 55 hits and 15 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 67 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost four of their last six road games. Chris Young gets the ball, and he’s 4-0 with a 0.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Young is 3-1 with a 4.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 58 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last eight home games. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 2-3 with a 2.76 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 15-5 in their last 20 games as a road underdog and 4-0 in Youngs last 4 starts. The Yankees are 1-6 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 8-3 in Pinedas last 11 starts. The Royals are 15-43 in the last 58 meetings in New York.
The Yankees are finally scoring runs and Pineda has been their best pitcher all year long. I like New York to pickup the sweep here.