MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJuly 9, 2013

MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees have won CC Sabathia's last four starts against the Kansas City Royals, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday as the two teams continue a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Yankees are minus-132 home favorites in the pro-baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Kansas City Royals

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    The Kansas City Royals have alternated wins and losses over their last five games, as they come off a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees as plus-136 road underdogs Monday.

    Royals starting pitcher James Shields is 11-18 with a 5.32 ERA in 40 July starts—his worst record and ERA of any month over the course of his career.

New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees have lost back-to-back games, with the offense scoring just two runs over that span.

    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will need to lead the group Tuesday, as he's a .392 career hitter with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 79 career at-bats versus Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Yankees as one of their MLB picks Tuesday, as they've won 14 of their last 16 games versus American League Central opponents.

    MLB Pick: New York Yankees minus-132

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