Royals vs. Astros - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (38-36) at Kansas City Royals (38-34)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Fiers (5-3) (4.42) vs. C Young (2-6) (5.61)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +111 / Houston Astros -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Saturday on FOX.
The Houston Astros look to keep rolling and build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Houston Astros offense has woken up lately, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 98 hits, George Springer has 46 RBI and Carlos Correa has 11 home runs. Mike Fiers gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.42 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.95 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 83 hits, Alcides Escobar has 19 RBI and Salvador Perez has 12 home runs. Chris Young takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.61 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Young is 4-2 with a 5.49 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Fiers' last 6 road starts. The Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Youngs last 4 home starts. The Astros are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas City.
I've been trying to tell you that the Astros have their swagger back and look more and more like the team from last season. Houston is scary when those bats are heated up. I'm going to continue riding the Astros and their red hot offense.