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Mets host Royals in World Series Rematch

The American League Central second place Kansas City Royals visit the National League East third place New York Mets in an interleague showdown on Tuesday. The current line has the Mets favored at -170, with Kansas City on +155 and the over/under run total at 7.

Entering this game, Kansas City is 38-31 overall and 13-23 on the road. The Royals have won 3 straight games. New York on the season is 36-22 overall and 17-16 at home. The Mets have also won 3 straight games entering this series.

Ian Kennedy will get the start on the mound for Kansas City. The Royals right-hander is 5-5 on the season with an ERA of 41.7. New York will counter with Noah Syndergaard. The Mets right-hander is 7-2 with an ERA of 1.91.

Syndergaard won New York’s only victory in last season’s World Series versus Kansas City, allowing only 3 runs over six innings during Game 3.

In a rematch of last season’s World Series, the Royals are showing signs of returning to the from that helped them win the title last season, while the Mets do not look like the club that won the National League Pennant last season.

Kansas City has just a 1 ½- game better record than do the Mets, but are just a game behind the Cleveland Indians in second place in the AL Central and in second in AL wildcard standings.

The Mets were outscored 15-4 by Atlanta as the Braves swept a three-game series. The Braves have the National League’s worst overall record and the Mets could produce just one base runner in its 6-0 loss on Sunday to Atlanta. The Mets had only one hit the entire game.

New York is 2-6 over its past eight games overall, of which all were against teams playing below .500. New York dropped to third place in the NL East and into third in the NL wildcard race.

Following the loss by New York on Sunday, Terry Collins the team manager hinted there would be changes to the lineup. New York’s offense is No. 28 in runs scored in the majors with only 250.

New York will activate Travis d’Arnaud their catcher on Tuesday. He has been on the disabled list for 15 days with a sore shoulder. He could give the Mets both an emotional and offensive boost that are both needed.

Prediction: The Royals enter this game on top of their game, but Syndergaard will shut them down. Lean on the home team.

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