Twins vs. Royals - 4/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (5-0) at Minnesota Twins (1-4)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Target Field)
D Duffy (0-0) (9.00) vs. Trevor May (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +111 / Kansas City Royals -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, FSN-N
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to build on their 6-0 record after sweeping the Angels. The Royals are getting it done on both sides of the field, as they’ve scored 19 runs in their last three games and have allowed two or less runs in three of their last four games. Offensively, Kendrys Morales, Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez have combined for 30 hits, while Alex Rios has seven RBI. The Royals have won nine straight when allowing three or less runs. The Kansas City Royals clearly have no World Series hangover and could easily take advantage of a subpar Twins squad. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Duffy is 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins hope their first home game will bring them better luck, as they’re off to a 1-5 start. The Twins main issue has been their pitching staff that’s allowed four or more runs in five of their six games. The Twins have lost nine of their last 10 when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads the Twins with six hits, while Brian Dozier and Danny Santana have combined for four RBI. The Minnesota Twins look a lot like the team from last season early on and better figure something out quickly before it’s too late. Trevor May takes the hill, and he was 3-6 with a 7.88 ERA and 44 strikeouts last season. This will be May’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 41-17 in their last 58 games as a road favorite and 15-4 in Duffys last 19 starts as a favorite. The Twins are 25-52 in their last 77 games as a home underdog and 2-6 in Mays last 8 starts as an underdog. The Royals are 6-0 in Duffys last 6 starts vs. Twins.
Duffy has won his last six games against the Twins, and KC is one of the hotter teams in the league out the gate. Would you pick against the Royals? Yeah, me neither.