MLB Matchups  >>  Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles Preview 05/08/2013

The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Camden Yards.

Luis Mendoza will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Mendoza is 0-1 this season with a 8.04 ERA.

Mendoza's opponent in this one will be Chris Tillman. The Orioles righthander has a 3.63 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Orioles listed as 142-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -121 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Baltimore has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Kansas City: 17-12 SU
Baltimore: 20-13 SU
KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

BALTIMORE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City

NEXT UP:
Baltimore home to Kansas City, Thursday, May 9