Blue Jays vs. Royals - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (61-39) at Toronto Blue Jays (50-51)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
D Duffy (4-4) (4.03) vs. M Estrada (7-6) (3.55)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -118 / Kansas City Royals +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. 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 split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 116 hits and 55 RBI while Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 81 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last eight road games. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 114 hits and 68 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 94 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last 10 home games. Marco Estrada takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 3.55 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. This will be Estrada’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 4-0 in Duffys last 4 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 7-3 in Estradas last 10 starts. The Royals are 12-26 in the last 38 meetings in Toronto.
Estrada has won seven of his last 10 starts and the Blue Jays have played their best ball of the season on their home field. Duffy has been inconsistent this season, which includes allowing four or more runs in four of his last nine outings. Give me the home team.