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#915 Kansas City
Royals 8
#916 Tampa Bay
Rays -185

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:10pm

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Game Stats

Kansas City Royals
H. BAILEY

7 - 16

2
W's
1
L's
4.3
ERA
1.09
WHIP

Tampa Bay Rays
R. STANEK

15 - 8

0
W's
0
L's
0
ERA
0.37
WHIP

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Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays

MLB: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida, 7:10 PM ET

The Kansas City Royals will take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the second game of a three-game series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tuesday night. The Rays won the opening clash 6-3 last night. Homer Bailey will get the starting call for the Royals, while Ryne Stanek will get the ball for the Rays. The tip-off is set at 7:10 PM ET.

The Royals are looking to avoid their fifth straight loss

The Kansas City Royals (7-16) are on a four-game losing streak following a 6-3 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of the series. The Royals continue with their poor performance this season, winning just two of their last eight games overall, while they are sitting bottom of the AL Central three games behind the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City is scoring 4.50 runs per game (18th in the league) with a .240 batting average (tied-18th) and a .315 on-base percentage (18th). The Royals are allowing 5.41 runs in a return (26th in the league) on a 5.37 ERA (also 26th).

Homer Bailey will take the mound for the Royals tonight, and he’s 2-1 in four starts this season with a 4.30 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, 27 strikeouts, and seven walks, allowing 18 hits and 11 earned runs. Bailey will get his first-ever start against the Rays, while the right-hander is 69-78 in his career with a 4.56 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, 1028 strikeouts, and 414 walks in 1253.1 innings of work. Hunter Dozier and Alex Gordon are leading the way for the Royals’ bats this season. Dozier has 23 hits, seven home runs, 12 RBIs, a .324 batting average, and a .430 on-base percentage, while Gordon has 26 hits, five home runs, 21 RBIs, a .313 batting average, and a .392 on-base percentage.

The Rays want to stay on the winning path

The Tampa Bay Rays (15-8) put an end to their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Royals last night. The streak started with a 6-5 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles, while the Rays lost all three contests to the Boston Red Sox at home. Tampa Bay is topping the AL East at the moment, two and a half games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Rays are scoring 4.86 runs per game (14th in the league) with a .262 batting average (8th) and a .339 on-base percentage (11th). They are allowing just 2.95 runs in a return (1st in the league) with a 2.85 ERA (2nd).

Ryne Stanek will take the hill for the Rays tonight. This will be his sixth start on the season, and Stanek recorded a 1.46 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, 13 strikeouts, and three walks, allowing eight hits and a couple of earned runs in 12.1 innings of work. The right-hander is 2-3 in his career with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, 123 strikeouts and 42 walks in 98.2 innings of work. Austin Meadows is leading the way for the Rays’ bats this season, recording 26 hits, six home runs, 19 RBIs, a .351 batting average, and a .422 on-base percentage, but he’ll miss tonight’s clash after being set at a 10-day injured list. Tommy Pham will lead the bats tonight, and he has 26 hits, four homers, ten RBIs, a .302 batting average, and a .408 on-base percentage this season.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Rays comfortably defeated the Royals last night, while Tampa Bay is on a nine-game winning streak in their head-to-head matchups. The Royals are struggling defensively, so I expect to see another dominant performance by the Rays even though they will miss Austin Meadows.

Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+110)

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

While the Rays are dominating their rivals defensively, the Royals’ pitching and outfield are really struggling this term. The over is 5-1 in Tampa Bay’s last six outings including the last night’s duel with the Royals, and it is 12-7-1 in Royals’ previous 20 contests overall, so I expect to see another high-scoring affair tonight.

Prediction: Over 8.0 (-115)

Full-Game Prop Bet
Rating:

The Rays defeated the Royals five times in a row at Tropicana Field, and three of the last four wins came by exactly three runs. Also, five of the Royals’ previous eight losses this season came by three or more runs. I expect the Rays to dominate the Royals, so I’ll take the alternative run line at some greater wages.

Prediction: Alternative Run Line: Tampa Bay Rays -2.5 (+160)

First Five Innings Side Pick
Rating:

We saw just three runs over the first five innings in the opening game of the series. Three of the Rays’ last five outings had five or more runs in the first five innings, while two of the Royals’ previous five showings saw five or more runs in the first five innings. The Rays scored just one run during the first five innings last night, and I expect them to get off to a much better start tonight, so I’m backing the over.

Prediction: Over 4.5 (-105)

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