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Royals' Kowar looks to end losing streak against the Athletics

by Mike Spector | Athletics Correspondent |
Tue, Sep 14th 8:38am EDT

The Kansas City Royals have lost starting pitcher Jackson Kowar's (0-3, 9.53) last four starts, and hope to avoid a fifth straight in tonight's series opener against the Oakland Athletics.

Betting Impact:

The A's are -162 moneyline road favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Kowar has allowed eight earned runs in his last 12 innings since being recalled from Triple-A. The A's counter with Frankie Montas (12-9, 3.57), who has won three straight starts and pitched to a 1.74 ERA in that span. The A's have won four of their last five road games against the Royals, and are 22-8 in their last 30 meetings overall.

Game: OAK at KC Tue Sep 14th, 8:10pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends