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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.
Lefthander Brian Burres will take the mound for the Blue Jays to start this game. Burres is 0-1 this season with a 12.47 ERA.
The Royals will counter Burres with Kyle Davies. Righthander Davies has a 4.88 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Billy Butler belted two home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Royals to an 11-3 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday, as -155 favorites. That game’s 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8).
Mike Aviles went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Royals. Zack Greinke improved to 5-0, allowing just five hits and two runs over seven innings of work.
Brian Tallet was rocked for 10 runs off 11 hits over four innings in the loss for the Blue Jays, who were +135 underdogs.
Team records:
Toronto: 15-8 SU
Kansas City: 11-10 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Toronto is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Next up:
Toronto home to Baltimore, Friday, May 1
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, May 1



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