Royals vs. Tigers - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (34-32) at Kansas City Royals (35-31)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Michael Fulmer (7-1) (2.52) vs. Y Ventura (5-4) (4.93)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -102 / Detroit Tigers -108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals clash once again late Friday night for game two.
The Detroit Tigers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Detroit Tigers offense is red hot at the moment, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 83 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 39 RBI and Victor Martinez has 12 home runs. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he’s 7-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Fulmer’s first career game against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last seven games. The Kansas City Royals offense has been hit or miss lately, but they have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 78 hits, Lorenzo Cain has 36 RBI and Salvador Perez has 11 home runs. Yordano Ventura takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.93 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 5-0 with a 3.82 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 7-0 in Fulmers last 7 starts. The Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 20-9 in Venturas last 29 starts. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Kansas City.
Ventura is due for a breakout performance as he's really struggled this season but is a far better pitcher than what he's shown. The Tigers offense is bound to cool off eventually as double-digit runs over and over isn't realistic. I'll take the home team and small line.