4* MLB Blowout

4* MLB Blowout

Kansas City vs. Texas, 05/14/2012 20:05 EDT, Score: 3 - 1

Point Spread: -1½/+110 Texas

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

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.


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