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MLB : ATS Matchup
Monday 6/18/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
-1.5  +135

+1.5  -155



TEXAS (29 - 44) at KANSAS CITY (22 - 49)
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Monday, 6/18/2018 8:15 PM
Board OpeningLatest
965TEXAS-105Ov 9.5,-120-110Ov 9.5,-120
966KANSAS CITY-105Un 9.5,+100+100Un 9.5,+100
TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games29-44-5.234-344.30.2320.3070.3850.6925.40.2740.3300.4560.786
Road Games14-20+2.913-193.90.2250.2900.3630.6534.70.2660.3200.4300.750
vs Right-handed Starters20-29-3.221-264.20.2240.2980.3710.6695.10.2660.3240.4430.766
Past 7 Games2-5-2.94-35.70.2640.3600.3640.7247.10.2980.3650.5100.875
Grass Games26-41-6.430-334.30.2300.3070.3820.6895.40.2730.3300.4540.784
Night Games20-30-1.625-234.50.2340.3110.3840.6955.40.2760.3350.4580.793
TEXAS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.30.2320.30773243256411313780.3853002636983349164576732
Road Games3.90.2250.290341167263533340.3631221063321122529302817
Righty Starters4.20.2240.298491640367804510.3711931744812032840344729
TEXAS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.841.300255.3124109243258923415-1217868%
Road Games2.581.20911543331009391057-69469.2%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games22-49-2028-393.70.2420.2970.3640.6615.60.2790.3390.4540.793
Home Games10-26-16.815-193.50.2380.2980.3570.6555.80.2860.3430.4610.804
vs Right-handed Starters12-36-20.419-253.60.2410.2950.3630.6586.00.2860.3490.4710.820
Past 7 Games1-6-4.53-42.00.1640.2160.2610.4775.60.2700.3330.4270.761
Grass Games22-46-1726-393.70.2410.2960.3590.6565.40.2770.3350.4500.785
Night Games12-28-1218-194.10.2510.3100.3790.6895.60.2790.3350.4580.793
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.70.2420.2977124295871107580.3642451915162748278306222
Home Games3.50.2380.298361206287625240.3571151032591624740113710
Righty Starters3.60.2410.295481655399775380.3631621273451533052174216
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games5.711.496233.3161148256399318410-15161257.1%
Home Games6.101.520128.390871452250976-77653.8%
TEXAS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/5/2018MOORE(L)OAKLANDMANAEA(L)7-4W+12510.5 ovO86010100
6/6/2018COLON(R)OAKLANDMENGDEN(R)8-2W+10010.5 unU7321190
6/7/2018HAMELS(L)HOUSTONCOLE(R)2-5L+1559 ovU881940
6/8/2018FISTER(R)HOUSTONVERLANDER(R)3-7L+1809 ovO5501040
6/9/2018MINOR(L)HOUSTONMORTON(R)3-4L+1609.5 evU5170941
6/10/2018MOORE(L)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)7-8L+17510.5 unO161011261
6/12/2018COLON(R)@ LA DODGERSFERGUSON(L)5-12L1658 ovO8811661
6/13/2018HAMELS(L)@ LA DODGERSMAEDA(R)2-3L1607.5 unU81136100
6/15/2018MENDEZ(L)COLORADOBETTIS(R)5-9L-11010.5 evO6401360
6/16/2018MINOR(L)COLORADOFREELAND(L)5-2W+1059.5 ovU1050560
6/17/2018GALLARDO(R)COLORADOGRAY(R)13-12W+11010 ovO10601552
6/23/2018 @ MINNESOTA  
6/24/2018 @ MINNESOTA  
6/25/2018 SAN DIEGO  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/4/2018DUFFY(L)@ LA ANGELSTROPEANO(R)6-9L1708.5 ovO12811480
6/5/2018KELLER(R)@ LA ANGELSHEANEY(L)0-1L1758 unU130750
6/6/2018KENNEDY(R)@ LA ANGELSOHTANI(R)3-4L2107.5 ovU88010100
6/7/2018HAMMEL(R)@ OAKLANDBLACKBURN(R)1-4L1458.5 ovU420950
6/8/2018JUNIS(R)@ OAKLANDMONTAS(R)2-7L1357.5 evO7711151
6/9/2018DUFFY(L)@ OAKLANDBASSITT(R)2-0W1558.5 ovU450471
6/10/2018KELLER(R)@ OAKLANDMANAEA(L)2-3L1558 ovU761782
6/12/2018KENNEDY(R)CINCINNATIROMANO(R)1-5L-1059.5 ovU451881
6/13/2018HAMMEL(R)CINCINNATIMAHLE(R)0-7L+1159.5 unU563940
6/15/2018JUNIS(R)HOUSTONMORTON(R)3-7L+2058.5 ovO5501240
6/16/2018DUFFY(L)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)2-10L+2209.5 ovO6711031
6/17/2018KELLER(R)HOUSTONMCCULLERS JR.(R)4-7L+2309.5 ovO6501571
6/23/2018 @ HOUSTON  
6/24/2018 @ HOUSTON  
TEXAS: 2017: 78-84, tied for third place.
MANAGER: Jeff Banister (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: LHP Mike Minor, LHP Matt Moore, RHP Doug Fister, RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Bartolo Colon, 1B Tommy Joseph.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B-DH Mike Napoli, CF Carlos Gomez, RHP Andrew Cashner, RHP Jason Grilli, RHP A.J. Griffin, LHP Dario Alvarez.
OUTLOOK: AL West champs in each of Banister's first two seasons, the Rangers are coming off their second losing season in nine years. With most of their everyday lineup back, they should be able to hit and score runs again. But in a division with the defending World Series champs and other improved teams, Texas must depend on a revamped rotation ' maybe using six starters in some variation ' and the hope that its bullpen will be drastically improved. The Rangers scored 799 runs last year and ranked third in the majors with 237 homers. Seven returning players had at least 17. That group is led by Gallo, now the primary first baseman after playing three positions in his first full big league season. Hamels, the clear No. 1 starter now that Yu Darvish is gone, missed seven weeks in 2017 with an oblique strain and threw fewer than 200 innings for the first time since 2009. Perez could unexpectedly be ready for opening day after breaking his non-pitching elbow in a mishap on his ranch in Venezuela before Christmas. Fister didn't pitch his first major league game last season until June, and Minor hasn't started since 2014 with the Braves.
KANSAS CITY: 2017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Ned Yost (ninth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Jesse Hahn, CF Jon Jay, 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Justin Grimm.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Eric Hosmer, CF Lorenzo Cain, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Joakim Soria, LHP Mike Minor, OF Melky Cabrera, LHP Scott Alexander, DH Brandon Moss, RHP Mike Morin, LHP Ryan Buchter, RHP Trevor Cahill.
OUTLOOK: This was supposed to be a rebuilding year in Kansas City, when most of the Royals' top players hit free agency en masse. With Moustakas and Escobar finding little market, both returned to Kansas City with prove-it contracts. That gives the Royals a fighting chance to stay competitive into July, and then all bets are off. But the reality is there are still far too many holes, both in the lineup and on the pitching staff, for the Royals to be considered contenders. They would do well to match the 80 wins they had last season, and could be a big seller at the July 31 trade deadline, which would allow them to replenish a shallow farm system and begin their rebuilding job in earnest.
Rangers, Royals meet in series between last-place teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers, two struggling teams in last place in their divisions, will open a three-game series Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals have lost six straight and 12 of 13. They have dropped 26 of 36 games at Kauffman Stadium, the worst home record in the majors. Overall, the Royals are 22-49. Only the Baltimore Orioles at 20-50 have a worse record.

The Royals are 27 games below .500 for the first time since concluding the 2016 season at 28 below.

The Rangers (29-44) are not much better. They're buried in the basement in the American League West, 19 games behind the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, who swept a weekend series in Kansas City to extend their winning streak to 11 games.

The Rangers halted a season-worst seven-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. They scored four in the ninth on Sunday to win a 13-12 slugfest over the Rockies in Arlington for their second straight victory.

While it was a mismatch for the Royals against the Astros, Kansas City and Texas match up more evenly on paper.

"Our guys, they walk in the clubhouse and the clubhouse has got life, has got energy," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "These guys are pushing. They understand it's a struggle for them right now.

"Again, I've broken this down to them numerous times. All you can do is show up every day with energy and go out and give your best effort, that's it. Sometimes your best effort is an 0-for-4. Sometimes it's a 4-for-4. They're all incredibly talented. But you go out and give your best effort every single day. That's what you get paid for.

"The contract doesn't say, 'When you sign your contract, you're going to get X amount of dollars for 40 home runs, 200 hits. No. The contract says you're going to get X amount of dollars for your best effort every day.' And these guys are doing a great job of that."

The Royals made a bevy of roster moves Sunday, bringing up infielder Adalberto Mondesi, outfielder Rosell Herrera and right-hander Wily Peralta from Triple-A Omaha. They optioned right-hander Scott Barlow and infielder Ramon Torres to their Pacific Coast League farm club. Left-hander Eric Skoglund was transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

Mondesi is the organization's former top prospect but has not produced offensively in the majors.

"He's never had success up here," Yost said. "He's a young guy. You just try to pace him a little bit, play a couple of games here, a couple of games there and get his feet on the ground, let him start to have some success, which we all know he's going to have, just let him ease into that."

Whit Merrifield, however, left in the second inning with a bruised left knee after fouling off a pitch and Mondesi was immediately pressed into action. He went 0-for-3 and struck out twice.

Bartolo Colon will try to make history as he starts for Texas in the series opener. Colon has 243 victories, tied with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for most in the majors by a Dominican native. He is also tied with Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson for 33rd on the career strikeout list with 2,502.

Colon is 1-3 with a 9.51 ERA in his past five starts. Opponents are hitting .336 against him with a .710 slugging percentage.

His season ERA has ballooned from 2.82 to 4.94 during that span while the season opponent's batting average climbed from .212 to .258 in that stretch.

Colon is 15-11 with a 5.00 ERA in 32 career games, 31 of them starts, against the Royals. He had a no-decision in a May 26 start against the Royals, allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings.

He is 6-8 with a 5.53 ERA in 18 games in Kansas City. He has lost his last four starts at Kauffman Stadium dating to 2009.

Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy has only one win in his last 27 Kauffman Stadium starts. He should have won his last home start, pitching eight scoreless innings and yielding three hits on Tuesday, but the Cincinnati Reds won 4-1 in 10 innings.

Kennedy is 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA in seven career starts against Texas. He had a no-decision on May 26 in Arlington, allowing two runs in five innings.

He is winless in his last 12 starts, going 0-6 with a 5.98 ERA since his last win on April 7.

Last Updated: 3/26/2019 2:23:42 PM EST

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