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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals 8/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds

Kansas City Royals (67-55) at Minnesota Twins (55-66)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

Jeremy Guthrie (R) (8-10) (4.391) vs. Tom Milone (L) (6-3) (3.517)

The Line: Minnesota Twins +116 / Kansas City Royals -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-North

The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals face off on Sunday at Target Field as they close out heir series.

The Minnesota Twins waited for their chances on Saturday and then took advantage of them as they got the win over the Royals. Kurt Suzuki had two hits including a home run, Jordan Schafer had two hits, and Brian Dozier had a hit as the Twins scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes allowed seven hits and a run while striking out six over 7.1 innings to get the win and go to 13-8 for the season and Glen Perkins eared his 31st save. For Sunday’s game the Twins start Tommy Milone who was acquired from Oakland. In his one start for Minnesota Milone allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings o get the win.

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals 8/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds


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The Kansas City Royals scored first on Saturday but they could never add tot heir lead and they took the loss to the Twins. Noriichika Aoki, Alex Gordon, and Raul Ibanez each had two hits as the Royals scored one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura allowed four hits and three runs while striking out four over 6.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-9 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who lost last time out to end a personal three game losing streak. For the season Guthrie has allowed 166 hits and 75 earned runs while striking out 98 over 151.2 innings for a 8-10 record and a 4.45 ERA.

Minnesota is 7-13 in their last 20 home games, 3-6 against a team with a winning record, and 8-20 after allowing 2 or less runs in their previous game. Kansas City is 5-2 in their last seven road games, 19-8 in their last 27 games, and 6-2 in Guthrie’s last eight starts as a favorite. Kansas City is 25-13 in their last 38 games against Minnesota.

This looks like a coin flip but in that case I will take the better team which is the Royals. 

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