Twins vs. Royals - 10/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (93-67) at Minnesota Twins (83-77)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm (Target Field)
J Cueto (10-13) (3.48) vs. Phil Hughes
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins end the regular season Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won six of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 178 hits and 93 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 178 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last 10 road games. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he’s 10-13 with a 3.48 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Twins have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine 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 Torii Hunter have combined for 158 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 11-9 with a 4.40 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Hughes is 7-5 with a 4.91 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 0-6 in Cuetos last 6 road starts. The Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Royals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins are out of the playoff race, and the Royals are still looking to lock up the top seed in the AL. Add the fact that Cueto is on the hill, and the Royals have to be the pick here. The Twins have to be so depressed with the way this season ended.