Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/11/14
Detroit Tigers (50-37) at Kansas City Royals (47-43)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Anibal Sanchez (R) (5-3) (3.183) vs. Danny Duffy (L) (4-7) (2.943)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +100 / Detroit Tigers -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-KC
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will play game two of their four-game series on Friday.
The Tigers have won six of their nine games in the month of July and are 14 games above .500. The Tigers are crushing the baseball at the moment, scoring 34 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Miguel Cabrera has six RBI in his last three games and Torii Hunter has 14 RBI in his last nine games. The Tigers ERA of 4.02 is good for 24th in baseball. Starting is Anibal Sanchez, who is 5-3 with a 3.18 ERA and has 67 strikeouts in 87.2 innings. Sanchez is 4-2 with a 1.04 ERA in six career starts against the Royals.
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The Royals are 4-5 in the month of July and remain three games above .500. The Royals pitching staff has been up-and-down throughout the month, allowing four or more runs in six of their last nine games. Overall, the Royals have the 12th best ERA in baseball at 3.67. The Royals have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Omar Infante has 16 hits in his last nine games. Danny Duff takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 2.86 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 78.2 innings. Duff is 1-5 with a 3.68 ERA in eight career starts against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-1 in Sanchezs last 5 starts and 9-3 in Sanchezs last 12 road starts. The Royals are 7-3 in Duffys last 10 home starts and 8-17 in Duffys last 25 starts vs. a team with a winning record. Royals are 1-4 in Duffys last 5 home starts vs. Tigers, while the Tigers are 4-1 in Sanchezs last 5 starts vs. Royals.
I'm not picking against the Tigers with the way they've been swinging the bat lately, especially at this price. No, sir.