Blue Jays at Royals - 10/17/15 Game Two ALCS Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (96-71) at Kansas City Royals (98-69)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
D Price (19-6) (2.74) vs. Y Ventura (13-9) (4.23)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -105 / Toronto Blue Jays -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals play game two of the ALCS Saturday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays need a win here or will be facing a ton of pressure heading back to Canada. The Blue Jays are coming off a game one loss in which they were shutout and put together only three hits. Overall offensively, Ben Revere and Kevin Pillar have combined for 14 hits and five RBI while Jose Bautista has hit two homeruns. The Blue Jays pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in four of the six postseason games, but that doesn’t matter much if Toronto’s offense isn’t going to show up. The Blue Jays have now lost five of their last five of their last eight road games. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA and seven strikeouts this postseason.
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The Kansas City Royals look to take a commanding 2-0 lead with a victory here. The Royals pitching staff has allowed just two runs in their last 18 innings, and they’ve now won six straight when allowing three or less runs overall. Offensively, Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with eight hits, while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 13 RBI. The Royals have won six of their last nine home games. Yordano Ventura takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and 10 strikeouts this postseason.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 5-1 in Prices last 6 starts. The Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games and 10-3 in Venturas last 13 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Kansas City.
The Blue Jays offense isn't going to be quiet for long, as there's too much firepower in the lineup. Toronto also has David Price, who has made it quite clear he's going to do everything in his power to bring a championship to the city.
I like the Blue Jays to bounce back here.