Twins vs. Royals - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (30-23) at Minnesota Twins (32-23)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
J Vargas (4-2) (4.79) vs. P Hughes (4-5) (4.96)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -110 / Kansas City Royals +100 --- 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 night.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 63 hits and 18 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 73 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last seven road games. Jason Vargas gets the nod, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.79 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 5-4 with a 4.25 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Twins have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 58 hits and 28 RBI while Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter have combined for 70 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last nine home games. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.96 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 7-4 with a 5.06 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 37-16 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Vargas' last 5 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in Hughes' last 11 home starts. The Royals are 4-1 in Vargas' last 5 starts vs. Twins.
We're getting Vargas and even money, which seems like a good bet to me. Sure, the Twins have been great at home, but I like and trust Vargas a lot more than Hughes.