Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/27/14
Houston Astros (19-32) at Kansas City Royals (24-25)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Collin McHugh (R) (2-3) (3.316) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (R) (2-3) (4.386)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -143 / Houston Astros +133 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, FS-Kansas City
The suddenly hot bats of the Houston Astros look to keep churning out the runs versus the Kansas City Royals Tuesday.
The Astros season would be a resounding success if they even came within sniffing distance of the .500 mark and at times that seems like a reasonable goal. The Stros made it three wins in a row in a 9-2 rout at Kansas City with plenty of hitting and pitching leading the way. Scott Feldman was the key on the mound with a run allowed on eight hits over six innings with a trio of relievers finishing up. Houston piled up 16 hits and walked five times with George Springer going 4-4 with a homer and three RBI's while Jason Castro knocked in two more. Collin McHugh toes the rubber looking for consistency when he takes on the Royals on the road. McHugh dropped a 2-1 decision versus the Angels last time out with both runs scored in seven innings.
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The Royals are still in need of righting the ship and stringing together the wins in order to become a factor in the American League Central. Otherwise it might be Detroit running away wityh the division as they look like the team to beat once again. The Royals loss on Monday has the team looking at defeats in seven of eleven with both the arms and bats struggling. Yordano Ventura has looked good thus far but not on Monday with five runs plated in 2.2 frames while Michael Mariot gave up three and Louis Coleman, one. The KC attack produced ten hits and a base on balls but missed out on a few opportunities. Kansas City is scheduled to send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill in game two of their series with the Astros. Guthrie looks to build on a 3-1 victory over the White Sox with the lone run plated on three hits in seven innings.
My first inclination was Houston but string wins together doesn't happen with this team. Collin McHugh doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy either but backing the Royals as sizeable faves doesn't either...