Royals vs. Orioles - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (62-63) at Kansas City Royals (77-48)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Tillman (9-8) (4.23) vs. Y Ventura (8-7) (4.64)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -140 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals end their four-game series Thursday.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have lost eight straight when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 146 hits and 64 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 157 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last seven road games. Chris Tillman gets the nod, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.51 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 2-2 with a 6.21 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to say hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight. The Royals have won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 146 hits and 76 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 95 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last six home games. Yordano Ventura takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.64 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 1-1 with a 1.26 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 9-4 in Tillmans last 13 starts. The Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 5-1 in Venturas last 6 starts. The Orioles are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
The Royals are back in on of those zones where they can't do much of anything wrong. Meanwhile, the O's are in a major funk and it's been even worse on the road. KC on a quick turnaround has to be the pick.