The Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals continue their series in Toronto on Tuesday night. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Blue Jays are almost becoming obsolete in the AL East standings and they did nothing to help their case on Monday vs. the Royals. They scored just three runs on six hits and pitcher Ricky Romero had a very rough outing en route to the loss. Brett Cecil will get the ball for the Blue Jays and has struggled in just four starts this season. He has allowed 20 hits in just 16 innings of work.
The Royals are actually playing some good baseball and look to continue their climb in the standings before the All-Star break. They were led on Monday by Mike Moustakas who hit a grand slam and the Royals overall pounded 11 runs on 14 hits. The Royals will start Vin Mazzaro who is coming off a rough outing on his own his last start. He’s pitching to a 4.74 ERA in just 24 innings of work this season.
Toronto is 11-5 in their last 16 games against the A.L. Central, 5-2 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 2-8 in Cecil’s last 10 starts. Kansas City is 6-0 in their last six games against the A.L. East, 18-51 in their last 69 road games against a left handed starter, and 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games. Kansas City is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
We are looking for this going to be a high-scoring game, but really think the Blue Jays will show up after being embarrassed on Monday. Take Toronto as a home money line favorite in this game with sportsbook betting.