Royals vs. Twins - 9/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (71-66) at Kansas City Royals (82-55)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Pelfrey (6-9) (4.36) vs. K Medlen (3-1) (4.88)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -165 / Minnesota Twins +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Twins have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 136 hits and 58 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 143 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have split their last eight road games. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball, and he’s 6-9 with a 4.17 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 1-2 with a 6.17 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Royals have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 158 hits and 81 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 165 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost six of their last 10 home games. Kris Medlen takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This is Medlen’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 11-4 in their last 15 games as an underdog and 3-7 in Pelfreys last 10 starts. The Royals are 35-16 in their last 51 games as a favorite and 36-15 in their last 51 games vs. a right-handed starter. The over is 3-1-1 in Pelfreys last 5 starts vs. Royals.
It's only a matter of time before the Royals break out of this little funk they're in right now. It might as well come to an end when the Twins throw Pelfrey on the hill, a guy who has won just three of his last 10 starts. Give me KC to take this series.