Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals MLB Sat, May 25, 16:10 pm.
Tampa Bay Rays
ML: -110
Kansas City Royals
ML: -110

Royals Aim to Extend Winning Streak Against Struggling Rays


The Kansas City Royals have been ablaze of late, scoring somewhere around eight runs in every one of their last five games. With their eyes set on stretching out their series of wins to a season-high eight games, the Royals go head to head against the Tampa Narrows Rays in the second round of their three-game series on Saturday evening in St. Petersburg, Florida. In the interim, the Rays are battling, confronting a season-high five-game long string of failures set apart by critical hostile issues.

Royals Riding High on Offensive Surge

Winning Streak and Offensive Performance

The Royals are on a mind blowing run, reliably illuminating the scoreboard. Over the last five games, they’ve scored something like eight runs for each game, exhibiting their hazardous offense.

Key Players and Contributions

  • Michael Massey: Hit a three-run homer and recorded two hits in Friday’s 8-1 victory. However, he left the game in the sixth inning due to lower back tightness, an issue that has troubled him earlier this season.
  • Bobby Witt Jr.: Continues to impress with his power hitting, homering in three consecutive games and driving in 11 RBIs over a seven-game hitting streak.
  • Maikel Garcia: Maintains a hot streak with eight RBIs and 12 runs in his last 11 games.
  • Hunter Renfroe: Adds consistent contributions with three extra-base hits, four runs, and four RBIs in his last four games.

Challenges and Injury Updates

In spite of their prosperity, the Royals must be aware of wounds. Michael Massey’s lower back snugness is a worry, in spite of the fact that supervisor Matt Quatraro accepts it isn’t significant.

Rays’ Struggles and Manager’s Concerns

Offensive Drought

The Rays are amidst a five-game series of failures, scoring just 10 runs while permitting 31. Supervisor Kevin Money is prominently worried about the group’s hostile failure, calling attention to that they are battling to deal with pitches and produce results.

Pitching Matchup: Civale vs. Singer

  • Aaron Civale (Tampa Bay Rays): Civale has had an up-and-down season, with a solid start followed by recent struggles. His current stats include a 2-4 record with a 5.92 ERA. Historically, Civale has performed well against the Royals, holding a 4-1 record with a 3.15 ERA in nine starts.
  • Brady Singer (Kansas City Royals): Singer has been reliable recently, allowing just one run in four of his past five outings. He carries a 4-2 record with a 2.70 ERA into this game and aims to continue his strong performance against the Rays.

Quotes from the Dugout

  • Kevin Cash on the Rays’ struggles: “We’re expanding on pitches that we probably can’t handle. The pitches we can handle we’re not doing any damage with… At the end of the day, you’ve gotta start getting some results.”
  • Hunter Renfroe on the Royals’ success: “If you have a bunch of great dudes in a clubhouse, you’re going to mesh pretty quickly… Everybody wants to grow and be a better baseball player on this team, and I think that’s what we’re doing.”


As the Royals expect to proceed with their series of wins and the Rays hope to stop their skid, Saturday’s down vows to be a basic matchup for the two groups. With vital participants performing at their pinnacle and key pitching choices on the line, fans can anticipate an intriguing challenge.

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Tampa Bay Rays
O 7.5
Kansas City Royals
U 7.5
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