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Sat 23/08/2014 - 19:29 EDT

Royals Look to Extend Lead in AL Central With Visit to Texas to Face Rangers

Kansas City is one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, overtaking the lead in the AL Central and building a 2.5 game cushion over the Tigers. They grabbed the win in game one of this series and will ask veteran Jeremy Guthrie to continue his personal hot streak tonight. Texas is the worst team in the Majors by one game and will look to play the role of spoiler for the rest of the season. We are going to put our money on the Royals as they stay hot.

Royals going one game at a time with playoffs in mind

Even though they have taken over the lead in the Central, the Royals are still focused on the day’s game and are not looking ahead even though they have the playoffs in sight. Kansas City will need Guthrie to stay hot if they want to extend their lead in the Central. Guthrie has won four of his last five starts, including a complete game, to bring his record to 9-10. He has a season ERA of 4.48 despite his recent success.

Rangers prepared for a long off-season of changes

Texas will need to make a ton of changes, possibly to the coaching staff, in the off-season if they want to compete next year in the AL West. The Rangers have 78 losses this season, one more than the Rockies, which makes them the worst team in the Majors heading into play on Saturday. Their pitching staff has been in shambles all season and it does not show any signs of improving anytime soon.

When the Rangers host the Royals for an American League game on Saturday night we will place our bets over at BetOnline.ag, where Kansas City is favored on the road to win this game. We will bet 15 percent of our bankroll on the Royals and the OVER 9 total runs scored at -120 as they win the second game of this series. 

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