Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/1/14
Kansas City Royals (26-29) at Toronto Blue Jays (33-24)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Jeremy Guthrie (R) (2-4) (4.144) vs. Mark Buehrle (L) (9-1) (2.332)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -163 / Kansas City Royals +153 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals close out their weekend series on Sunday at the Rogers Centre.
The Toronto Blue Jays got back to their winning ways on Saturday as they jumped on the Royals in the first inning and never let them back in the game. Adam Lind and Juan Francisco each had three hits and Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each had two hits as the Blue Jays scored 12 runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Marcos Stroman allowed five hits and a run while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-0 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Blue jays start Mark Buehrle who is having the best season of his career. For the season Buehrle has allowed 71 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 43 over 73.1 innings for a 9-1 record and a 2.33 ERA.
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It was over early for the Royals on Saturday as they were routed by the Jays in Toronto. Billy Butler, Jarrod Dyson, and Pedro Ciriaco each had two hits as the Royals scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks had a short day as he allowed five hits and seven runs last just two-thirds of an inning to take the loss. For Sunday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who has lost his last four decisions. For the season Guthrie has allowed 71 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 34 over 7.2 innings for a 2-4 record and a 4.14 ERA.
Toronto is 8-2 in their last 10 home games, 20-7 in their last 27 games, and 18-6 in Buehrle’s last 24 starts. Kansas City is 4-1 in game four of a series, 5-3 against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Guthrie’s last five starts against the AL East. Kansas City is 5-2 in their last seven games against Toronto.
With the total set at 9.5 the under looks like a given and that is going to be my pick here. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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