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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 7/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 7/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Kansas City Royals (-1.5) will be hosting the Houston Astros for a pre season game this Tuesday afternoon at the Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Houston Astros are looking to repeat their win against Kansas City. The Astros scored a 6-3 to defeat the Royals on Monday. Right Fielder Josh Reddick, and Catcher Martin Maldonado each had two home runs for the Astros. Alex Bregman achieved a double with a run batted in. Outfielder George Springer and Center Fielder Myles Straw reminded us how exciting baseball is. Both players each put up  doubles that night. Kyle Tucker, Jack Mayfield, and Michael Brantley had base hits added to Houston’s offense to secure the win.

The focus of the game is Lance McCullers Jr. He is finally back from surgery and came in strong for the Astros. McCullers. allowed one run on four hits, while striking out six over five innings. McCullers threw 76 pitches, and came up with 46 strikes. A great performance after missing last season due to injury, The win improved his standings at 1-0 this preseason. Blake Taylor had two strikeouts to add in the 9th inning. Astros are looking to start Josh James on Tuesday’s games. James is at 1-1 with a 3.12 earned run average and 9 strike points since spring training/summer camp.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 7/21/2020

Looking at Kansas City Royals’ side, they are preparing to avenge last Monday’s loss. Their points were courtesy of the long ball. Bubba Starling gave two home runs for the Royals, and Salvador Perez added a solo shot. Whit Merrifield, Michael Franco, and MJ Melendez each had base knocks for the team’s losing effort. Ryan McBroom also went 2 for 3 on the field. Mike Montgomery ended up losing after letting the Astros have one run on four hits over 3.2 innings. The Royals starting pitcher was not announced at the time the article was posted.

Even with Sparkman’s impressive performance during the pre season it is clear that the Houston Astros have the edge in this matchup. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros -1.5. Houston didn’t break a sweat during their previous encounter. This is just the prediction of MLB for the rematch. The Royals will find it difficult to deal with the Astros on such a quick turnaround. Houston has the more balanced lineup, and that is a lot for the Royals to deal with. Given that Josh James is not the most reliable starter but still, MLB would encourage you to bet on Houston most likely. Predicted score is 8-6  in favor of the Astros.

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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 7/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:05 PM ET

Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Date: July 21, 2020

TV: FS-Kansas City, MLB Network

Line Spread: Houston Astros -1.5

Total: 13.5

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