Twins vs. Royals - 5/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (23-21) at Minnesota Twins (11-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
E Volquez (4-4) (3.95) vs. E Santana (1-2) (3.13)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +108 / Kansas City Royals -118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday night at the Target Center.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals offense is starting to heat up, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 51 hits, Lorenzo Cain has 23 RBI and Salvador Perez has six home runs. Edinson Volquez gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Twins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.91 and have lost 16 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 42 hits, Miguel Sano has 19 RBI and Byung Ho Park has nine home runs. Ervin Santana takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Santana is 5-7 with a 4.54 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 27-11 in their last 38 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Volquezs last 5 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-7 in Santanas last 8 starts. The Royals are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins continue to stink up the joint and prove they're one of the worst teams in the league, while the Royals are starting to heat up. Have to side with Kansas City and the small line.