Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/30/14
Kansas City Royals (24-28) at Toronto Blue Jays (32-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Jason Vargas (L) (4-2) (3.549) vs. JA Happ (L) (4-1) (3.198)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -139 / Kansas City Royals +129 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Toronto Blue Jays look to start another winning streak in game two versus the Kansas City Royals.
A slumping Kansas City seemed like a bad match up for a red hot Toronto squad Friday but when the smoke cleared the Royals were an 8-6 winner in ten innings. Starter James Shields was tagged for all six runs on eight hits including three long balls over seven frames. The KC offense came to the rescue with a 14 hit, two walk attack getting the job done. Salvador Perez left the yard with Omar Infante smacking a two run single in the top of the 10th to win it while driving in three runs overall. Lefty Jason Vargas takes the ball Friday looking to control the red hot Blue Jays attack. Vargas hopes to duplicate his last outing when he allowed a run on three hits and five walks versus the Angels over 6.1 innings.
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I am not surprised the Blue Jays saw their nine game winning streak come to an end versus visiting Kansas City. That's the game of baseball which is about as unpredictable as the weather at times. The bottom line was a great night at the plate didn't overcome a poor night on the mound. RA Dickey didn't have his knuckler working and the result was five runs plated on ten hits over five frames with Casey Janssen allowing an unearned run in the 9th before Todd Redmond gave up two in the 10th to fall to 0-4. The Jays power game almost carried the day with Edwin Encarnacion slamming a pair of bombs and driving in four with Jose Bautista clubbing a two run bomb. JA Happ makes his 6th start of the 2014 campaign with the Kansas City Royals visiting Friday. Happ was at his very best last time out in a 3-1 victory over Oakland with a four hit shutout in seven frames.
Does Toronto suddenly lose back to back games? Does Kansas City suddenly beat the hottest team in the game twice in a row? I can see this go either way and I think Vargas has the edge but I'm not real confident...