8* Tuesday MLB STL/KC
Kansas City vs. St. Louis,
06/03/2014 19:15 EDT,
Score: 8 - 7
Money Line: -125 St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals ML
The St. Louis Cardinals host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in the second game of a home-and-home four-game set. Kansas City won the opener in this series on Monday, 6-0.
An embarrassing loss in their own ballpark against their instate rival will surely have the Cardinals bringing their A-game on Tuesday against a Royals team that has lost six of its last nine. They’ll send Jaime Garcia to the mound to help turn things around. He’s looked strong since returning from injury, striking out 19 batters in 19 2/3 innings. Current Royals are hitting just .226 against with, without a home run in 56 plate appearances, and the team as a whole ranks as one of the worst in baseball against left-handed pitching this season.
The Royals counter with James Shields, who hasn’t looked good in either of his last starts. We cashed a ticket by fading him in his last outing and are happy to do the same. He’s allowed 10 ERs in his last 13 innings of work, surrendering five home runs in those outings.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these teams.
Take St. Louis.
Good Luck, Razor Ray