Betting Pick: K.C. Royals vs. Texas Rangers

Betting Pick: K.C. Royals vs. Texas Rangers

It’s the middle game of an early week set between a pair of slumping teams in the Midwest. The Texas Rangers are on the road for the second game of a three-game set with the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night. Texas was swept over the weekend on the road by the Astros, getting drubbed 15-5 in the finale Sunday afternoon. Kansas City lost their second straight as they fell 7-1 in the rubber game of their set against the Phillies at home Sunday afternoon. The pitching matchup for Tuesday’s opener saw Shelby Miller take the mound for the Rangers against the Royals’ Danny Duffy.

Texas was whipped in a four-game set with the Astros as they were swept by their in-state AL West rivals. The Rangers entered Tuesday’s action fourth in the AL West, eight games behind the Astros for the division lead. Texas got two hits each from Elvis Andrus (two runs, two RBI), Nomar Mazara (RBI), Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera in the loss. Andrus (his ninth) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (his first) each homered in the defeat. Adrian Sampson (0-3) took the loss as he allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with a walk and two strikeouts over 3.1 innings of work.

Kansas City dropped the final two games of their three-game interleague set against the Phillies as their bats were quieted. The Royals entered Tuesday’s action in the basement of the AL Central, 11.5 games behind the Twins in the division picture. Kansas City finished Sunday’s contest with six hits as Billy Hamilton and Alex Gordon (RBI) each had two. The lack of offensive production proved too much for Jakob Junis (3-4), who took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits with five walks and four strikeouts over 4.1 innings of work.

My free pick goes to Texas -130

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