Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros ALDS Game 5 - 10/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (89-78) at Kansas City Royals (97-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C McHugh (20-7) (3.69) vs. J Cueto (11-13) (3.51)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -122 / Houston Astros +112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Houston Astros return to Kauffman Stadium for game five of the ALDS versus the Royals.
The Houston Astros appeared to be heading to the ALCS with a 6-2 lead in the 8th before the Royals scored five times on the way to a 9-6 victory. The Astros offense did their job with Carlos Gomez and Colby Rasmus smacking long balls while Carlos Correa connected on a pair of bombs. That seemed to be enough with rookie Lance McCullers allowing a pair of runs on two hits and two BB over 6.1 innings. Enter Will Harris, Tony Sipp and Luke Gregorson and five hits, two walks and 53 pitches later and KC was up 7-6 before Josh Fields served up a two run bomb in the 9th. Collin McHugh takes the mound for the second time in the ALDS at Kansas City on Wednesday. McHugh defeated the Royals in the opener5-2 with both runs plated on solo homers in six frames.
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By now everybody knows how the Kansas City Royals snatched victory from defeat with seven runs in the final two innings of game four at Houston to force a decisive game five at Kauffman Stadium. Aside from the late heroics the work on the mound struggled with starter Yordano Ventura allowing three runs on two homers over five innings while Ryan Madsen served up two solo jacks in an inning a ironically picked up the win. KC logged eight hits and walked five times with Eric Hosmer going deep and driving in three with two runs while Salvador Perez smacked a two run bomb. Johnny Cueto is slated to be on the hill for the decisive game five of the ALDS versus visiting Kansas City. Cueto had a disappointing effort in a 5-4 win in game two with all four runs scored on seven hits and three BB over six innings.
Houston are 9-4 in their last 13 overall and are 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass while going 20-42 in their last 62 road games. Kansas City are 7-2 in their last 9 overall and are 7-2 in their last 9 games on grass while going 7-3 in their last 10 playoff home games. Houston are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. I’m still digging in to this and will have something Wednesday morning…