Slumping Yankees Face the Royals in Bronx

New York Yankees Baseball

Yankees Lost 7 of Last 11

The Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees meet on Monday at Yankee Stadium. The teams have been moving in different trajectories lately. The Yankees have lost 7 of their last 11 games. The Royals were 10 games under .500 a couple of weeks ago. They climbed to 5 games under, but lost two of three to Minnesota over the weekend.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 5-2 record and a 2.03 ERA this season. He has a chance to reclaim the lead in the ERA race Monday night. Vargas saw his ERA rise to from 1.01 to 2.03 when he allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings on Wednesday.

Starting this game for the Yankees will be Michael Pineda. The right hander has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season. In an 11-7 New York win on Wednesday, Pineda allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings. He is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA in his past seven starts.

Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -173-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total opened at 8.5.

Both Offenses are Humming

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on New York at 126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge helped the Yankees keep their longest losing streak of the season at three games when they contributed to a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Gardner hit a two-run home run in the second inning off Chris Archer, and Aaron Judge compensated for a rare 0-for-4 (four strikeouts) with a memorable catch in right field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at -106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Salvador Perez hit three homers in the Sunday doubleheader and drove in five runs. His next home run as a catcher will be No. 95. It will give him the franchise mark set by Mike Macfarlane. Eric Hosmer also homered in the second game and had multi-hit games in both ends of the doubleheader. In his past 11 road games, Hosmer is batting .408 (18-for-49).

MLB Betting Trends

Weather in
BronxUnited States

Weather Is Rain Showers


Rain Showers
Humidity is 89%
Wind is Southeast 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Bronx

Next up:
Kansas City at New York Tuesday, May 23

Get all your MLB Odds at Bovada Online Sportsbook.



Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x