Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins - 9/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (70-66) at Kansas City Royals (82-54)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
K Gibson (9-9) (3.90) vs. E Volquez (12-7) (3.58)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -167 / Minnesota Twins +157 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins continue their series at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins have haven’t had a great week and that is something that will kill their postseason hopes. The Twins had dropped three of four before a 6-2 win at KC on Monday. Tommy Milone allowed both runs on six hits over seven frames while the offense racked up ten hits and seven walks. Aaron Hicks cracked a solo homer while Eduardo Escobar went 3-3 with three RBI’s and a run. The Twins turn to Kyle Gibson to control the Kansas City offense on Tuesday night. Gibson threw the ball well in a 6-4 loss to the White Sox with three runs scored on five hits in six innings.
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The Kansas City Royals haven’t suffered through too many losing streaks but are in a bit of a funk right now. Following Monday’s defeat the Royals funk has reached four games with neither the arms and bats doing much. Starter Yordano Ventura was charged with four runs on eight hits and four free passes through 5.1 innings with Joba Chamberlain giving up two more. KC managed nine hits with Kendrys Morales driving in a run and scoring while Salvador Perez smacked a sacrifice fly. Edinson Volquez look to rebound from his shortest outing of the season. Volquez was charged with eight runs in a 15-7 win versus Detroit on eight hits over just three frames.
The over is 6-2-2 in Minnesota’s last 10 Tuesday games while the Twins are 10-4 in their last 14 games as an underdog and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The over is 6-1-1 in Kansas City’s last 8 on grass and is 6-1-1 in their last 8 home games while the Royals are 22-8 in their last 30 Tuesday games. Minnesota are 18-37 in the last 55 meetings. I guess the question is do you trust the Royals to get going again or not…