Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (59-54) at Kansas City Royals (68-45)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Jered Weaver (4-8) (4.69) vs. D Duffy (5-5) (4.19)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -133 / Los Angeles Angels +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-West
The Kansas City Royals continue their series with the Los Angeles Angels in Friday night action.
The Los Angeles Angels still have the American League West title in their sights but they must start winning consistently. A four run rally in the 9th gave the Angels a 7-6 win at Kauffman Stadium Thursday and snapped a three game skid. Garrett Richards gave up three runs over six frames with Cory Rasmus allowing two more before Huston Street giving up a 9th inning run to make the LAA squirm. The offense logged ten hits and walked five times with CJ Con and Kole Calhoun driving in two runs each. The Angels send veteran Jered Weaver to the bump to face Kansas City for the second time in 2015. Weaver defeated Baltimore last time out with two runs plated on four hits in five frames.
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The Kansas City Royals are looking to wrap up the American League Central early to relax and get ready for postseason. Despite Thursday’s defeat the Royals have still won five of seven. Jeremy Guthrie allowed a run through six frames with Wade Davis allowing two in the 8th before Greg Holland allowed four more in the 9th. KC totaled 12 hits and walked four times with Eric Hosmer going deep and driving in two and scoring two while Kendrys Morales driving in a run and scoring. Danny Duffy toes the rubber against the visiting Angels in the second game of their series with the Angels. Duffy did not get a decision in a 5-4 win versus the White Sox with three runs scored on four hits in just 3.1 innings.
The Angels are 1-10 in their last 11 road games and are 10-4 in their last 14 Friday games while going 7-3 in LAA last 10 Friday games. The under is 6-1-1 in Kansas City’s last 8 Friday games while the Royals are 23-8 in their last 31 games as a favorite and the under is 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The Angels are 6-2 in Weaver’s last 8 starts vs. Kansas City and the under is 9-4 in Weavers last 13 starts vs. Kansas City. I really don’t see anything that jumps out at me and for now I’ll take the visitors…