Chris Young (5-2, 2.25 ERA) starts for the Kansas City Royals (35-25) as they square off against Matt Garza (4-7, 4.80 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (24-41) in the second of a two-game series at Miller Park. The Royals won the last game 8-5 and Kansas City leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 16 and can be seen on FSN-KC and FSN-WI.

Garza is 2-5 with a 3.45 ERA in his appearances against the Royals, and goes up against a good Kansas City offense which is batting .267 this season. Ryan Braun (.261, 35 Rs, 13 HRs, 41 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Young is 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA against the Brewers in his career. He is up against a below-average Milwaukee offense that's batting just .233. Lorenzo Cain (.287, 38 Rs, 5 HRs, 26 RBIs, 11 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.

Kansas City is a narrow -115 favorite over Milwaukee. The matchup has an estimated Over/Under (O/U) of seven runs. The Brewers have an overall money line of -1,475 and a record as the underdog of 18-24. Milwaukee has gone 5-2 in its last 10 as underdog. The Brewers have seen an uptick in scoring against teams in the AL, averaging 4.6 runs per game. They average 3.7 runs per game on the season. Milwaukee's pitching staff has been doing better against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, only allowing an average of 3.2 runs per game, well under their season average of 4.7.

In games where it is the favorite, Kansas City has a 19-13 record and an overall money line of +718. Kansas City has put in a great performance against interleague opponents, coming in with a nice record SU ({}) and as the favorite (4-1). Offensively, they average four runs per game on the road, which is fourth in the AL. The Royals are tough outs for opponents, leading the AL with 9.5 hits per road game. Kansas City's pitching staff is one of the top in the AL, with a 3.38 ERA. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Royals are the best in the AL with an average of 7.7 hits allowed per game.

The Royals have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Brewers have a bad 9-18 record at home (18-33 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Young takes the mound. Garza (RHP) will be on the hill against the Royals, who have a 24-16 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - KC, O/U - Over


When leading after 7 innings, Kansas City is 16-7, while Milwaukee is 11-15.

The Brewers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded three strikeouts. The Royals have a record of 11-5 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.

When they are outhit, the Royals are 2-20. The Brewers have a 6-33 record when opponents outhit them.

Kansas City ranks near the bottom of the league at 27th when it comes to home runs, hitting 46 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top half at 14th with 58.

Ranking 15th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.83 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top five at third with 9.03.

Ranking 28th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.659). Kansas City ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .719.

When the Royals allow at least one home run, they are 15-17. When the Brewers allow one or more homers, they have a 15-28 record.