New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 10, 2024

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Jun 10, 2024 6:11 AM
On Monday, June 10, 2024, the Kansas City Royals will host the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium, with the first pitch set for 8:10 PM. The Royals, who have been impressive at home with a 24-11 record, will look to take down the Yankees, who bring a strong 46-21 overall record into the matchup. Both teams are riding high, with the Royals sitting at 39-27 overall and the Yankees sporting an identical 24-11 mark on the road.
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Yankees vs Royals starting pitchers

  • Seth Lugo for Kansas City Royals
  • Carlos Rodon for New York Yankees

Yankees vs Royals statistics

Stat Yankees Royals
Hits 568 (5th) 561 (6th)
Batting Average .254 (6th) .254 (7th)
Runs Batted In 316 (Tied-4th) 319 (2nd)
Runs 331 (Tied-2nd) 329 (5th)
Home Runs 98 (2nd) 68 (Tied-13th)
Walks 258 (Tied-1st) 186 (Tied-24th)
Stolen Bases 34 (Tied-23rd) 63 (5th)
Strikeouts 532 (17th) 464 (28th)
Pitches 10124 (2nd) 9326 (23rd)

Kansas City Royals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/9/24 vs Seattle Mariners L 6-5 F/10
6/8/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 8-4
6/7/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 10-9
6/6/24 @ Cleveland Guardians W 4-3
6/4/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 8-5

New York Yankees recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/9/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 6-4
6/8/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 11-3
6/7/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 2-1 F/11
6/6/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 8-5
6/5/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 9-5

Yankees vs Royals predictions

When the Yankees hit the field against the Royals, all eyes might be on Aaron Judge and Juan Soto due to their phenomenal seasons so far. Judge, known for his powerful swings, could likely add to his home run count, especially given his knack for clutch performances. Soto, despite nursing some forearm inflammation, is expected to keep up his high on-base percentage, making significant contributions if he's healthy enough to play. Additionally, Carlos Rodón, the probable starting pitcher for New York, has been throwing some impressive games lately, and given his current form, he's likely to rack up strikeouts and maintain a tight game.

On the flip side, the Royals have their own aces who could steal the show. Bobby Witt Jr., leading in batting average and showcasing his all-around play, might be a huge threat both on the bases and defensively. Salvador Perez, ever the reliable hitter, is projected to continue finding gaps and driving in runs, crucial for the Royals in tight games. On the mound, Seth Lugo's superb ERA points to his ability to handle high-pressure innings, making him invaluable against a lineup as stacked as the Yankees'.

Considering both squads' current line-ups and their recent performances, this match-up at Kauffman Stadium is shaping up to be a nail-biter. The Royals seem to have a slight edge with their combination of solid pitching and aggressive batting. However, the Yankees' power hitters and strategic gameplay, which has served them well on the road, can't be underestimated. It's a tough call, but the Royals might just have what it takes to clinch this one at home, backed by their strong statistical showing and the supportive home crowd.

Kansas City Royals injuries

  • Michael Massey (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Josh Taylor (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Kris Bubic (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Michael Wacha (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Christian Chamberlain (RP): Out

New York Yankees injuries

  • Nick Burdi (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Caleb Durbin (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Juan Soto (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Hampton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jasson Dominguez (CF): 60-Day-IL

Yankees vs Royals game info

Venue Kauffman Stadium
Location Kansas City, Missouri
First pitch Mon 8:10 PM
Temperature 78°
Chance of Rain 34%

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