Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (32-23) at Minnesota Twins (33-24)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Young (4-2) (2.56) vs. Trevor May (4-3) (4.45)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -113 / Kansas City Royals +103 --- 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 Tuesday at Target Field in game two of their series of American League Central teams.
The Minnesota Twins have been one of the surprises in Major League Baseball this season but they dropped into a tie for first place in the division losing to the Royals on Monday. Eddie Rosario had two hits including a home run and Eduardo Escobar and Aaron Hicks each had two hits as the Twins managed to score just one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out three over 7.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-6 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Twins look to bounce back as they start Trevor May who has allowed 61 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 50 over 56.2 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.45 ERA.
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The Kansas City Royals didn’t et a lot of offense on Monday but it was enough to get the win in game one in Minnesota. Kendrys Morales hit a home run and Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each had two hits as the Royals scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas allowed five hits and struck out two over 6.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 5-2 for the season and Greg Holland earned his 10th save. For Tuesday’s game the Royals start Chris Young who has allowed 32 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 34 over 45.2 innings for a 4-2 record and a 2.56 ERA.
Minnesota is 7-2 in game two of a series, 20-9 in their last 29 home games, and 1-4 in mays last five home starts against a team with a winning record. Kansas City is 23-11 as an underdog, 4-9 in their last 13 games, and 4-1 in Young’s last five starts against a team with a winning record.
This looks like a tough one once again but I like the way the Twins are playing and I give them an edge here.