4* MLB Blowout
Kansas City vs. Texas,
05/14/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Point Spread: -1½/+110 Texas
4* MLB Blowout on Rangers -1.5 +110
Kansas City enters off a pair of impressive road wins in Chicago, but it is just 1-12 in road games since the start of last season after 2 or more consecutive wins. It has lost by an average score of 4.6 to 2.4 in this situation. Plus, the Royals haven't had any luck in Arlington, where they have lost 9 of their last 10 by an average score of 7 to 5.
The Rangers have destroyed lefty starting pitching this season. They have hit southpaw starters at a .305 clip and have scored an average of 6.7 runs/game against them. Expect this success to continue against Kansas City's Bruce Chen. The Royals have lost 7 of his last 8 starts with the last 4 losses all coming by 2 runs or more.
Also, Chen's is just 1-2 (1-3 on the ML) with an ERA of 9.82 in 4 career starts versus the Rangers. He's lost his last 2 starts at Texas, during which he has given up 14 runs in 8 1-3 innings.
The Rangers are in better hands with Feldman, who is 2-1 (3-1 on the ML) with an ERA of 3.51 in 4 career starts versus KC. Each of those 3 wins came by 3 runs or more. Take Texas on the RL.