Tigers vs. Royals - 8/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (63-42) at Detroit Tigers (51-55)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Y Ventura (6-7) (4.98) vs. A Sanchez (10-9) (4.77)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +120 / Kansas City Royals -130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, FSDT
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Royals have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 125 hits and 58 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Alcides Escobar have combined for 110 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last seven road games. Yordano Ventura gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.98 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 2-0 with a 4.30 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tigers have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 125 hits and 47 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 92 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six home games. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 10-9 with a 4.77 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 6-3 with a 1.98 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Venturas last 6 road starts. The Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games and Tigers are 6-0 in Sanchezs last 6 home starts. The Tigers are 5-1 in Sanchezs last 6 starts vs. Royals.
We're getting plus money with Sanchez, a pitcher who has lost just two of his last 10 starts and has allowed three or less runs in five of his last 10 starts. Ventura has allowed five or more runs in two of his last three outings. I like the value of the Tigers at home.