Yankees vs Royals MLB Preview (6/13/24): Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on June 13, 2024
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Yankees vs Royals MLB preview

The New York Yankees are scheduled to play against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, June 13, at 2:10 PM at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The game will be broadcasted on the YES Network. MLB Betting Odds favor the Yankees in what is projected to be a high scoring affair. The forecast, meanwhile, predicts clear skies with a high of 81°F.

Yankees vs Royals Pre-Game Odds

The Yankees enter today’s game as favorites over the Kansas City Royals with a -142 price on the moneyline and a -1.5 price on their run line. Massachusetts sportsbooks over/under is set at 11.0, suggesting expectations for a high-scoring affair. Collectively, these MLB odds suggest a 6-5 final score resulting in a Yankees victory.

  • DraftKings: Yankees -145, Royals +120, over/under 11.0
  • FanDuel: Yankees -142, Royals +120, over/under 11.0

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Yankees vs. Royals.

Yankees vs. Royals projected starting lineups

Yankees starting lineup

  1. SS Anthony Volpe (R)
  2. RF Juan Soto (L)
  3. CF Aaron Judge (R)
  4. LF Alex Verdugo (L)
  5. DH Giancarlo Stanton (R)
  6. 1B Anthony Rizzo (L)
  7. 2B Gleyber Torres (R)
  8. C Austin Wells (L)
  9. 3B DJ LeMahieu (R)

Royals starting lineup

  1. 3B Maikel Garcia (R)
  2. SS Bobby Witt Jr. (R)
  3. 1B Vinnie Pasquantino (L)
  4. DH Salvador Perez (R)
  5. LF Nelson Velázquez (R)
  6. RF Drew Waters (S)
  7. CF Dairon Blanco (R)
  8. C Freddy Fermin (R)
  9. 2B Garrett Hampson (R)

Yankees vs Royals projected starters June 13

(NYY) Nestor Cortes (L)3-53.881.1223.96.2
(KC) Alec Marsh (R)5-34.051.1721.86.;9

Yankees vs Royals Injuries

New York Yankees: 

  • Gerrit Cole (SP) – Out with right elbow inflammation, expected return in June.
  • Tyler Lyons (RP) – Out, on the restricted list.
  • Nick Burdi (RP) – Out with right hip inflammation, on the 15-day injured list.
  • Jon Berti (3B) – Out with a left calf strain, expected return in late-July.
  • Lou Trivino (RP) – Out, recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Kansas City Royals: 

  • Jordan Lyles (SP) – Out, on the restricted list due to a personal issue.
  • Michael Wacha (SP) – Out with a left foot fracture, expected return in late June.
  • Hunter Renfroe (RF) – Out with a toe injury, on the 10-day injured list.
  • Adam Frazier (2B) – Out, on the bereavement list.
  • Josh Taylor (RP) – Out with a left biceps nerve injury, expected to miss the first half of the 2024 season.

New York Yankees Team Stats

The New York Yankees enter today’s game as the first place team in the AL East with a record of 48-21. Season stats for the Yankees include:

  • Runs per game: 5.0
  • Team average: .255
  • Team home runs: 101
  • Team Stolen bases: 34
  • Team ERA: 2.88
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 589

The Yankees are coming off a win with a 10-run game against the Royals, showcasing their offensive strength. They are 8-2 in their last 10, riding a three game win streak..

Kansas City Royals Team Stats

The Kansas City Royals, holding second place in the AL Central with a record of 39-29, present competitive MLB Betting Odds against the Yankees. Season stats of note for the Royals are:

  • Runs per game: 4.9
  • Team average: .252
  • Team home runs: 69
  • Team Stolen bases: 65
  • Team ERA: 3.76
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 537

The Royals are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

Player Stats for Yankees vs. Royals

Aaron Judge of the Yankees continues to dominate with 25 home runs, while Bobby Witt Jr. from the Royals leads his team in multiple areas, including batting average and stolen bases. Both players will play key roles in tonight’s matchup and will have an impact on the MLB betting odds for this game.

Yankees Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Juan Soto and Aaron Judge are key players for the New York Yankees, with Soto leading in batting average and Judge in home runs, RBIs, and runs. Anthony Volpe’s agility on bases is also notable.

  • AVG Leader: Juan Soto .316
  • HR Leader: Aaron Judge 25
  • RBI Leader: Aaron Judge 62
  • Runs Leader: Aaron Judge 52
  • SB Leader: Anthony Volpe 12

Royals Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Bobby Witt Jr. stands out for the Kansas City Royals, topping the charts in batting average, home runs, RBIs, runs, and stolen bases, making him a player to watch.

  • AVG Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. .321
  • HR Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 11
  • RBI Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 48
  • Runs Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 56
  • SB Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 19
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