Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (63-48) at Kansas City Royals (52-58)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Stroman (8-4) (4.74) vs. Y Ventura (6-9) (4.83)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +120 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a strong finish to their series at Kansas City on Sunday.
The Toronto Blue Jays are neck and neck with the Orioles for the American League East lead. The Blue Jays lost a chance to take sole possession of the division lead with a 4-2 loss at Kansas City on Saturday. Jays starter Aaron Sanchez fell to 11-2 with all four runs plated on nine hits over six frames. Toronto was held to five hits and a pair of free passes with Devon Travis going 2-4 with a homer and two RBI’s while Kevin Pillar doubled and scored. The Blue Jays are slated to send Marcus Stroman to the hill Sunday for his second meeting of 2016 versus the Royals. Stroman comes off a 2-1 loss (ND) at Houston where he allowed one run and struck out 13 over seven innings.
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The Kansas City Royals are in need a lot of wins and a lot of help to reach the Wild Card. The Royals had lost seven of ten before knocking off the Blue Jays on Saturday night. KC starter Danny Duffy improved to 8-1 with both runs given up five hits and a pair of BB through 6.2 innings. Kansas City pounded out eleven hits and a base on balls with Eric Hosmer leading the way with a pair of hits and two runs knocked in while Raul Mondesi drove in a run and scored. Yordano Ventura gets the call to the mound against visiting Toronto on Sunday afternoon. On the season, Ventura is 6-9 in 21 starts with a 1.38 WHIP and 4.83 ERA.
Toronto are 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The under is 17-5 in Kansas City’s last 22 Sunday games and the Royals are 8-21 in their last 29 overall while the under is 7-1-1 in Ventura’s last 9 Sunday starts. I think the Blue Jays bounce back from Saturday and remain hot…