Twins vs. Royals - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (56-60) at Minnesota Twins (47-70)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
E Volquez (8-10) (5.09) vs. H Santiago (10-6) (4.47)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -130 / Kansas City Royals +120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Kansas City Royals offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 121 hits, Alcides Escobar has 31 RBI and Salvador Perez hs 16 home runs. Edinson Volquez gets the nod, and he’s 8-10 with a 5.03 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Twins have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.94 and have lost six straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 115 hits, Joe Mauer has 42 RBI and Miguel Sano has 20 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 4.47 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 16-37 in their last 53 road games and 0-4 in Volquezs last 4 starts. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 11-28 in their last 39 vs. a team with a losing record. The Royals are 22-8 in the last 30 meetings in Minnesota.
The Twins have been allowing crooked numbers all second half and Volquez hasn't been any better for the Royals. Give me the over with both clubs stinking it up.