Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins - 4/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (0-5) at Kansas City Royals (3-1)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
R Nolasco (0-0) (0.00) vs. E Volquez (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -150 / Minnesota Twins +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, FS-Kansas City
The Minnesota Twins take the field at Kauffman Stadium to battle the Kansas City Royals Sunday.
The Minnesota Twins appeared to have a decent chance at picking up their first win Saturday but neither the arms or bats were able to come through in a 7-0 defeat at Kauffman Stadium to keep the team winless. Left hander Tommy Milone was charged with four runs (two earned) on four hits including a pair of bombs over 4.2 frames. Casey Fein gave up three more on three hits and the rest was history. The Twins mustered seven hits and walked twice but the big hit was not to be with Eduardo Escobar the only threat on a 2-3 night. Veteran Ricky Nolasco gets his first start of the 2016 when he opposes the rival Royals. In 2015 Nolasco had just nine starts and went 5-2 with a 6.75 ERA over 37.1 innings.
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The Kansas City Royals have looked the part of defending World Series champions and could look no better then they did in Saturday’s win. Starter Ian Kennedy showed no ill effects from a strained hamstring if in fact he even had an injury. Kennedy tossed a five hit shutout through 6.2 innings while whiffing seven to get the win. KC hammered out ten hits and walked five times with Mike Moustakas going 2-5 with a homer and a pair of RBI’s while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales smacked solo homers. Kansas City hands the ball to Edinson Volquez for his second outing of the season. Volquez was outstanding in defeating the Mets 4-3 with a two hit shutout over six innings.
The under is 8-0 in Minnesota last 8 overall and is 8-0 in their last 8 on grass while the Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games. Kansas City are 18-6 in their last 24 overall and are 20-8 in their last 28 games on grass while going 37-17 in their last 54 home games. The under is 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings and Minnesota are 20-42 in the last 62 meetings. I’m just going with the Royals who are looking good…