Kansas City Royals (7-23) vs Baltimore Orioles (20-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Zack Greinke (0-4) (6.10) vs Kyle Gibson (4-0) (3.93)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +125 / Baltimore Orioles -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of their series on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-9 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Baltimore won Game 1 in this series by a score of 11-7 on Tuesday night. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this year. The Orioles offense has scored 158 runs with a .261 batting average and a .341 on base percentage. Ryan Mountcastle is batting .256 with eight home runs and 26 RBI’s for the Orioles. The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Kyle Gibson, who is 4-0 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 34.1 innings pitched this season.
The Kansas City Royals are 7-23 this season and they have lost seven of their last nine games. Prior to losing the first game in this series, Kansas City lost three out of four games against Minnesota. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 5.68 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .271 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 103 runs with a .220 batting average and a .279 on base percentage this season. Salvador Perez is batting .279 with five home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Royals. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 0-4 with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 31.0 innings pitched this year.
Baltimore is 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 14-3 in their last 17 games. The under is 4-1 in Baltimore’s last 5 Wednesday games. Kansas City is 3-14 in their last 17 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 6-1 in Kansas City’s last 7 game two’s of a series. The over is 10-2 in these two teams last 12 head to head meetings in Kansas City.
Baltimore comes into this game as one of the hottest teams in baseball, while Kansas City has one of the worst records in the MLB. Kansas City has not hit the ball well this year and they have a team ERA of 5.68. The Royals are starting Zack Greinke, who has allowed 15 earned runs in his last 14.2 innings of work. The Orioles are starting Kyle Gibson, who has allowed three or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts. I like Baltimore to win this game by at least two runs.