The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees go head-to-head on Sunday, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:35 p.m. EST. The game will be held at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx, New York and will only be viewable on local television or via an MLB.tv subscription. Zack Greinke will start for the Royals while Jordan Montgomery gets the nod for the Yankees.
It’s been a tough season for the Royals. They just traded one of their best hitters, Andrew Benintendi, to the Yankees in exchange for a few pitching prospects. The bullpen had big fights and it showed in this series against the Yankees. They just brought Salvador Perez back to the IL, which will give their offense a boost. On the mound, Greinke has been up and down this season as he has a 3-6 record with a 4.35 ERA.
The Yankees have been one of the best teams in baseball this season, and a big reason for that is favorite to win AL MVP, Aaron Judge. What he’s accomplished this season is truly incredible and has been instrumental in the Yankees’ success. This season, Judge is hitting .300 with 42 home runs and 91 runs batted. Jordan Montgomery was great on the mound as he is 3-3 with a 3.50 ERA.
Royals versus Yankees
pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jordan Montgomery
First pitch: 1:35 p.m. ET
Royal’s local show: Bally Sports Kansas City
Local show of the Yankees: YES SIR
Live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, Tips & Predictions
running line: Yankees -1.5
totally run: 9
Moneyline Odds: Yankees -265, Royals +225
Moneyline pick: Yankees -265
The way this series has gone, it’s almost impossible for me to choose the royals. The judge was on a tear and I expect it will remain so while the rest of the Yankees lineup continued to swing the bat well. Look to New York for victory on Sunday.
Player prop selection: Matt Carpenter over 1.5 bases total (+110)
In his career against Greinke, Carpenter hits .333 with two homers in 45 at-bats. Carpenter is coming off a game where he hit a home run, so he sees the ball well. In home games, Carpenter hits .375 with nine homers. Support him to go over 1.5 bases plus money.
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