Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/10/14
San Francisco Giants (62-54) at Kansas City Royals (61-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Tim Lincecum (R) (9-7) (4.242) vs. Danny Duffy (L) (5-9) (2.414)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -130 / San Francisco Giants +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-KC
The Kansas City Royals look to sweep the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Giants have lost five of their last eight games and are seven games above a .500 record. The Giants lack of offense continues to kill them, as they’ve scored three or less runs in 12 of their last 17 games. The Giants have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Pablo Sandoval has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Hunter Pence has a hit in six of his last seven games. The Giants have an ERA of 3.37, which is seventh in the majors. Tim Lincecum takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.22 ERA and has 124 strikeouts in 134.1 innings. This is Lincecum’s second career game against the Royals.
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The Royals are 7-1 in the month of August and nine games above a .500 record. The Royals pitching staff has allowed just two runs in this series and has allowed three or less runs in six straight games. Overall, the Royals have an ERA of 3.61, which is 11th in all of baseball. Offensively, Alex Gordon has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Billy Butler has scored a run in five straight games. Starting is Danny Duffy, who is 6-10 with a 2.39 ERA and has 87 strikeouts in 109 innings. This is Duffy’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-1 in Lincecums last 6 starts during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Lincecums last 6 road starts. The Royals are 11-1 in Duffys last 12 starts as a favorite and 9-4 in Duffys last 13 home starts.
The Royals have caught fire lately and the Giants have had little success with Lincecum on the road this season. Give me the home team.