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(50-55) Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (42-62)
Date: Tuesday August 2, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue:Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Royals RH Yordano Ventura (6-9, 4.88 ERA) vs. Rays RH Matt Andriese (6-2, 2.75)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tampa Bay -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Tampa Bay nearly saw things go from bad to worse on Monday as they almost got no hit by Danny Duffy of the Royals.
Their offense looks to rebound in Game 2 of this set here on Tuesday night.
Kansas City Royals
Winning on the road has been a sight for sore eyes for this Kansas City Royals team.
They improved to just 18-36 after Danny Duffy threw an absolute gem on Monday. Duffy allowed just a double late in the game, while striking out 16 in a 3-0 win for Kansas City.
The defending champs will need a giant run here down the stretch of the season if they hope to get a chance to defend their title, as they stood pat at the deadline, making no moves.
While the task is extremely tall, Yordano Ventura will try to follow up Duffy’s gem of an outing.
Ventura is just 6-9 on the season with a 4.88 ERA to his credit.
The Royals RH has allowed three or less runs in four straight starts, but has an 0-3 record to show for his stellar showing. The Royals offense continues to be inconsistent, not helping out the starting pitching in any way.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays weren’t complete sellers at the deadline, but did ship away some parts.
They saw Steve Pearce go to Baltimore and outfielder Brandon Guyer go to Cleveland prior to Monday’s deadline, as they decided to keep their main pieces, like Chris Archer who took the loss in Monday’s start.
One guy they did send away that will certainly feel some impact in the clubhouse was Tuesday’s scheduled starter in Matt Moore.
In his place, the Rays send out Matt Andriese, who is a solid 6-2 with a 2.75 ERA to his credit.
Andriese makes his first start since June 25th and his return to the rotation puts him as the most reliable starter for this team.
Andriese has gone 5-1 with a 2.92 ERA over 8 starts. Out of the bullpen, he has gone 1-1 with a 2.38 mark over 10 outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 16-35 in their last 51 road games.
- Royals are 5-11 in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Royals are 5-12 in their last 17 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Royals winning on the road and the Rays winning at all have been rare feats.
Here, the edge goes to the Rays.
They have a much more reliable starter and with the Royals offense not putting up significant numbers, this is a nice spot for the Rays.
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The Rays get out early on Ventura and allow Andriese to settle in.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 5- Kansas City 2
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