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Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers (54-58) at Kansas City Royals (67-44)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)

D Norris (2-2) (4.24) vs. E Volquez (11-6) (3.11)

The Line: Kansas City Royals -179 / Detroit Tigers +169 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Detroit

The Kansas City Royals look to add to the win column with a win over the Detroit Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers as a spoiler has an odd ring to it but that is how the season has played out. The Tigers weren’t spoilers in Tuesday’s 6-1 loss at Kauffman Stadium for their 4th loss in five games. Starter Anibal Sanchez fell to 10-10 with five runs given up on seven hits including three homeruns. The Tigers logged four hits and walked seven times with Rajai Davis smacking a sacrifice fly that scored Jefry Marte with the lone run. The Tigers are slated to start Daniel Norris Wednesday for his first career meeting with Kansas City. Norris struggled last time out in a 7-2 loss to Boston with five runs plated on nine hits in 3.1 innings.

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kansas City Royals are inching closer to the American League Central title but they are not quite there yet. The surging Royals have won five straight following Wednesday’s victory behind quality pitching and hitting. Starter Yordano Ventura gave up two hits and walked six through six scoreless frames to get the win. KC totaled nine hits with Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer slamming long balls. Edinson Volquez looks for consecutive victories with visiting Detroit in town Wednesday. Volquez defeated the White Sox 3-2 a run given up on four hits in seven frames.

The over is 6-2-1 in Detroit’s last 9 Wednesday games and  is 18-7-2 in their last 27 road games while the Tigers  are 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The under is 7-2 in Kansas City’s last 9 home games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games while the Royals  are 21-8 in their last 29 games on grass. I’m looking at a determined KC team that wants to get the Central race over and done with…

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