Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/11/14
Kansas City Royals (4-4) at Minnesota Twins (3-5)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Bruce Chen (L) (0-0) (1.422) vs. Kyle Gibson (R) (1-0) (1.800)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +117 / Kansas City Royals -127 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals face off on Friday in game one of their AL Central series.
The Minnesota Twins are off to a horrible start and are in last place in the American League Central. The Twins are 0-3 at home, three games back in the AL Central, and they have lost their last three games. As a team the Twins are hitting .256 and Jason Kubel leads the Twins hitting .448, Trevor Plouffe is hitting .333, and Kurt Suzuki is hitting .318. The Minnesota pitching staff has an ERA of 6.31 with the starters at 6.89 and the bullpen at 5.55. For game one the Twins start Kyle Gibson who won his only start this season. In his first start Gibson allowed three hits and a run while striking out three over 5.0 innings.
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The expectations are high for the Kansas City Royals this season and they have some work to do to live up to them. The Royals are 0-2 ion the road, are coming off of a win, and they are 1,5 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central. As a team the Royals are hitting .258 with Salvador Perez hitting .458, Omar Infante hitting .348, and Norichika Aoki hitting .345. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.00 with the starters at 2.02 and the bullpen at 5.79. For game one at Target Field the Royals start Bruce Chen who had a no decision in his first pouting of the year. In his first stat Chen allowed seven hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.1 innings against the White Sox.
Minnesota in 19-40 as an underdog, 15-38 in their last 53 games, and 4-1 in Gibson’s last five starts as an underdog. Kansas City is 6-1 in game one of a series, 36-16 as a favorite and 6-2 in Chen’s last eight starts. Kansas City is 7-0 in their last seven meetings in Minnesota.
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