Royals vs. Tigers - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (15-8) at Kansas City Royals (15-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
D Price (2-1) (3.48) vs. E Volquez (2-2) (1.91)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +108 / Detroit Tigers -118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-KC
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Tigers have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 31 hits and 17 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 27 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight games on the road. David Price gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Price is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Royals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Royals have won seven of their last eight games when topping three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 32 hits and nine RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 35 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their six games on their home field. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Prices last 5 starts. The Royals are 35-17 in their last 52 overall and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Tigers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Kansas City.
We're getting Price at possibly the cheapest price we're going to get this season. The Tigers have to be the play here.