Twins vs. Royals - 10/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (92-67) at Minnesota Twins (83-76)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Target Field)
Y Ventura (12-8) (4.20) vs. T Milone (9-5) (4.04)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +106 / Kansas City Royals -116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Royals have lost four of their last six when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 177 hits and 92 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 177 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last 10 road games. Yordano Ventura gets the nod, and he’s 12-8 with a 4.20 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 1-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Twins have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 157 hits and 66 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 162 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 4.04 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Milone is 5-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Venturas last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 in Milones last 5 starts vs. American League Central. The Royals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota.
If Minnesota has any chance to sneak into the playoffs, the Twins better win this game. While Milone isn't the greatest of options, I like the value of the more desprate team at home for the plus money.