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Yankees Aim to Complete Sweep Against Royals in Series Finale

The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals will face off in the final game of their four-game series on Thursday. The Yankees currently lead the AL East with a record of 48-21, while the Royals sit in 2nd place in the AL Central at 39-29. New York won the first two games of the series and will look to complete the sweep. Nestor Cortes will be on the mound for the Yankees with a 3.68 ERA, while Alec Marsh will start for the Royals with a 4.05 ERA. The game will take place at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City with a 2:10 EST first pitch. The Yankees are the betting favorite with the current line at New York -151.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Yankees -151 | Royals +135
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5 (+100) | Royals +1.5 (-117)
  • Total: Over/Under 10.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that New York will win straight-up is 60%.

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New York Yankees

Aaron Judge has been on a hot streak with home runs, bringing his season total to 25, and giving himself a comfortable lead in the home run race. In the recent series against the Royals, Judge homered in the first game and carried that momentum into the second game where the Yankees won by nine runs. Judge also leads the team in RBIs with 62. Juan Soto has returned to the lineup for the Yankees, adding to the team's offensive power with 17 home runs and a team-leading batting average of .316. Giancarlo Stanton adds to the lineup with his 16 home runs and 38 RBIs. Shortstop Anthony Volpe has been a key player in the leadoff spot, leading the team in stolen bases with 12. Pitcher Nestor Cortes will be making his 15th start of the season, with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 3.68. The Yankees are ranked 7th in offense, 1st in defense, and have a strong record of 49-21 this season.

Kansas City Royals Analysis

The Kansas City Royals are currently in a tough battle to maintain their second place position in the AL Central, despite losing their last three games. They are five games behind the division leader and have a three game lead over the third-place team. The team is led by young shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., who leads in several statistical categories including home runs, RBIs, hits, and batting average. The team's lineup also features strong hitters such as Maikel Garcia, Salvador Perez, and Vinnie Pasquantino. Pitcher Alec Marsh will make his 12th start of the season with a 5-3 record and a 4.05 ERA. The Royals have a power ranking of 11 and rank #4 for offense and #7 for defense. They have a record of 39-30 overall. The team recently won all three matchups against the New York Yankees.

New York Yankees Dominate with Impressive Streak and MVP-Worthy Performance

The New York Yankees are currently on a successful streak in baseball, demonstrating their dominance in recent games. Aaron Judge's impressive performance has solidified his position as a potential MVP candidate for the season. The team has consistently outperformed the Kansas City Royals, winning each game by a significant margin. Nestor Cortes has been a valuable asset in the starting rotation, showcasing a superior ERA compared to his counterpart Marsh, along with a higher strikeout rate and fewer walks. With Soto's return to the lineup, the Yankees boast one of the strongest offensive lineups in the league. Additionally, the team holds the best team ERA in baseball, highlighting their strong pitching capabilities. Given these factors, it is anticipated that the Yankees will secure victory over the Royals. It is recommended to bet on the Yankees to win and cover the runline.

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