The Kansas City Royals are trying to avoid losing their fourth in a row they play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The over has hit in one of those games, as opposed to three that've cashed the under.
The Angels have gained 4.2 units and are 7-3 ATS when facing a righty starter this season.
However, the bullpen has been stellar as they have had to go four or more innings in all but five games this season including 13 scoreless innings in a series victory over the Indians.
Andrew Heaney is getting his first start of 2018 tonight. He went 1-0 with a 4.63 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings in those exhibitions.
Ohtani homered in the first three games he started as the designated hitter for the Angels who have now won five straight.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 8-2 in their last 10 in game two of a series and 1-4 in Hammel's last five Friday starts.
Hammel is 2-3 with a 5.30 ERA in seven career outings versus the Angels.
4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below.400.
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Lucas Duda singled home Mike Moustakas, who doubled, with two outs in the eighth for Kansas City.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin were handed multi-game suspensions on Thursday for their role in a bench-clearing brawl between the two rivals.
The Angels went on to win 7 to 1, extending their streak to 5 games.
The two-way star's batting heroics came four days after he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last pitching start against the Oakland Athletics.
It was Ian Kinsler's game-opening home run that got Kennedy's day off to a poor start, culminating in the right-hander's first loss of the season.
In his first start with the Angels, Ohtani threw six complete innings while giving up three earned runs and striking out six. They average 2.91 runs per game and that includes one game where they scored 10.
CLEVELAND - Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer and drove in three runs, helping Cleveland to its 11th consecutive victory against the Tigers.