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Texas Rangers

Kansas City Royals
84-70 September 22, 2013, 02:10 PM | Kauffman Stadium 81-73



The Royals get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 12-9 mark on the year. Texas counters with Alexi Ogando, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -133 Favorite earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

The Royals sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

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The Rangers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas rolled to a 3-1 win against Kansas City on Saturday, as Matt Garza and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 9 at 8.99 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.05 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
Texas is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games


Next up:
Texas at Houston, Monday, September 23rd
Kansas City at Seattle, Monday, September 23rd

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