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A winning streak will be on the line for the Kansas City Royals on Friday when they battle the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Ervin Santana will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Santana is 8-7 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

It'll be Mark Buehrle toeing the rubber for the Blue Jays in this contest. Lefthander Buehrle is 10-7 with a 4.08 ERA so far this season.

Kansas City was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -133 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Toronto was a 7-2 winner at home against the Yankees. Bettors on Toronto at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 69-64 SU
Toronto: 60-74 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto's last 17 games

Next up:
Toronto home to Kansas City, Saturday, August 31