We have 17 games on Tuesday in MLB, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 12 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. There’s also five early games beginning at 2:20 p.m. ET with the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their doubleheader.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on Tuesday, May 4th.
Indians vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
Carlos Santana ($5200)
Whit Merrifield ($5200)
Salvador Perez ($5000)
Andrew Benintendi ($3000)
Michael A. Taylor ($2800)
For our first DFS team stack, we are going to look at an AL Central matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals. This is one of three games on Tuesday night’s main slate that has a run total set at 9.0, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Royals are trying to snap their two-game losing skid, while the Indians have won two consecutive games.
The Royals will be going up against Sam Hentges, who will making his first start in the majors. The 24-year-old pitcher has been predominantly used as a reliever. Hentges is 1-0 with an ERA of 4.76 and six strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched this season. In his short sample size of work, right-handed hitters have found success against Hentges. Righties are hitting .350/.350/.800 with three home runs and four RBI. That being said, Royals first baseman Carlos Santana is just one of the players you want in your stack. He has hit safely in eight straight games and leads the team with a .278 batting average.
Braves vs. Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Ronald Acuna Jr. ($6000)
Freddie Freeman ($5700)
Marcell Ozuna ($5400)
Ozzie Albies ($5000)
Austin Riley ($4100)
Another game where we could see a ton of runs scored is between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Braves are averaging 5.0 runs per game in their last five contests, however, they’ve lost four-straight due to inconsistent pitching. They will look to get back on track against Joe Ross of the Nationals. This season, the 27-year-old is 2-1 with an ERA of 4.64. In his only start at home, Ross got lit up for 10 earned runs, eight hits, four home runs, and only struck out five against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Braves third baseman Austin Riley is a tremendous value play in this stack. He has recorded a hit in seven straight and has three multi-hit games in that span. This season, 24-year-old is dominating right-handed pitching, slashing .366/.465/.521 with three home runs and seven RBI.
Rays vs. Angels, 9:40 p.m. ET
Brandon Lowe ($4300)
Randy Arozarena ($4300)
Joey Wendle ($4200)
Yandy Diaz ($3200)
Manuel Margot ($3100)
For our final DFS team stack, we are going to head out west as the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels meet up for the second straight game. The Rays took Game 1 on Monday night, defeating the Angels 7-3. Tampa will look for their third straight win as they prepare to face Alex Cobb for Los Angeles.
The veteran pitcher has been inconsistent this season, with a record of 1-1 and 7.16 ERA in only four starts. In his last two starts, Cobb has struggled to put together quality outings only going 2.0 and 2.2 IP. Right-handed hitters are seeing the ball well against 33-year-old, slashing .415/.455/.659 with a home run and eight RBI.