Royals at Rangers 5/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:13 PM ET

On Friday, the Kansas City Royals play the second game of a four-game road series against the Texas Rangers.

The Royals on Wednesday defeated St. Louis for the second straight time 5-1 and won two of three from the Cardinals. Drew Butera’s 10th inning single knocked in two runs to help lead the Royals to victory.

Texas won its second straight over the New York Yankees on Wednesday 12-10 thanks to a 3-run double by Jurickson Profar that helped to offset 4 home runs hit by the Yankees. The Rangers two-game winning streak follows their three-game losing streak. The Rangers open their home series with the Royals on Thursday. Jon Jay leads the Royals with a .293 batting average and team high 55 hits. Mike Moustakas leads the team in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 31. Kansas City has a team batting average of .254 while opposing hitters are averaging .282 at the plate against Royals pitching. On Friday, the Royals will send Eric Skoglund to the mound. The southpaw this season is 1-4 with an ERA of 6.15, 35 Ks and 12 BBs.

Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with a .274 batting average and a team high 52 hits. Joey Gallo leads the team in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 31. Texas has a team batting average of .226, while opposing hitters are averaging .271 at the plate against Rangers pitching. Texas will send Mike Minor to the mound on Friday. The left-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 5.59, 46 Ks and 11 BBs.

Kansas City has won just 5 of its last 21 played against Texas. The Rangers have won 23 of their last 31 home games against the Royals. Two bad teams but think Rangers just do enough to get home win tonight. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers wins 5-3.

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