Royals at Cardinals - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (34-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (39-21)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Y Ventura (3-5) (4.62) vs. J Garcia (1-3) (2.67)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, FSN-MW, MLB Net
The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 67 hits and 20 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 77 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won four of their last five road games. Yordano Ventura gets the nod, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 70 hits and 35 RBI while Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong have combined for 58 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight home games. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season.
The Royals are 38-16 in their last 54 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Venturas last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 41-12 in their last 53 home games and 1-4 in Garcias last 5 starts. The Royals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Do the Cardinals lose games at home? It doesn't feel like it. I like St. Louis to keep rolling, as its won 41 of its last 53 home games, which includes six of its last eight.