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Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Preview & Picks – Underdog Royals To Win Game 2 Of MLB Doubleheader

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10 Jul 2024
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Leigh Copson 10 Jul 2024
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  • Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals picks for Wednesday, July 10
  • MLB matchup is taking place at Busch Stadium
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    Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Preview & Picks
  • Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Preview & Picks
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Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Preview & Picks

Kansas City are backed to win Game 2 of Wednesday's double-header.

The Royals are sending the more in-form pitcher to the mound for this one, and offensively they can light up St Louis starter Sonny Gray.

  • St Louis pitcher Sonny Gray allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in his last outing
  • Kansas City starter Michael Wacha gave up just 2 hits and 1 run last time out
  • The Under has cashed in 3 of the last 4 meetings

Head To Head

  • This is the first series between the two teams this season

Kansas City Royals Form

Kansas City entered the series on the back of a victory, but in disappointing form with five defeats in their last eight games.

The Royals reeled off three straight wins in late June, backing up a 5-1 home win against Miami with 2-1 and 10-3 victories over Cleveland.

They then bounced back from a 7-2 loss to the Guardians with a 6-2 win in the series finale, only to go 1-2 in a three-game series with Tampa Bay.

Kansas City dropped the first game against the Rays, 5-1, and then failed to build on a 4-2 victory as they lost 10-8 in the last meeting.

The Royals went out on the road after that and lost 4-2 and 3-1 in Colorado, but they avoided being swept when they downed the Rockies 10-1.

St Louis Cardinals Form

St Louis came into this series on a strong run of form, having won six of their previous eight outings.

The Cardinals climbed above .500 in the second half of June and made a good start to July as they beat Pittsburgh 7-4 on the road.

They failed to take the second game with the Pirates, losing 5-4, but they hit back immediately to take the final game of the series, 3-2.

St Louis followed that up in the series opener in Washington, wining 7-6, only to again lose the second game of a series, this time 14-6 to the Nationals.

The Cardinals issued a strong response though as they won the final two games in the series, 8-3 and 6-0.

Verdict

Kansas City make for an appealing underdog against a St Louis starter who struggled in his most recent start.

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