St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals - 6/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (34-24) at St. Louis Cardinals (40-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Vargas (5-2) (4.10) vs. J Lackey (4-4) (3.74)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -140 / Kansas City Royals +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Midwest
Busch Stadium and the St Louis Cardinals conclude their interleague series with the Kansas City Royals.
The Kansas City Royals are one of the best teams in the game which should serve them well in a very competitive American League Central. After winning four straight the Royals fell for the second time in a row by a 3-2 count at St Louis. Jeremy Guthrie fell to 4-4 with all three runs given up on ten hits over five frames with three relievers keeping the Cards at bay. KC managed five hits and walked twice with Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon cracking solo homers. The Royals turn to Chris Young for the final game of their series against the rival Cardinals. Young comes off of his best outing of the season in a 2-0 win at Minnesota where he tossed a one hitter in 6.1 innings.
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The St Louis Cardinals have been tough to deal with as they have limited the length and quantity of losing streaks. The Cardinals continue to win with Saturday’s victory being number three in a row. Starter Tyler Lyons came up big with both runs plated on solo jacks through five frames to up his record to 1-0 while five relievers controlled the dangerous Kansas City attack. The Redbirds produced ten hits and a pair of walks with Mark Reynolds going deep and scoring twice while Jason Heyward knocked in Kolten Wong. John Lackey toes the rubber for the second time against Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. Lackey suffered through his poorest effort of the year in an 11-3 loss at Colorado with ten runs plated (eight earned on 12 hits in four frames.
The under is 17-6-3 in Kansas City’s last 26 overall and is 17-6-3 in their last 26 on grass while the Royals are 23-11 in their last 34 interleague games. The under is 7-1 in the Cardinals last 8 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 interleague home games while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 games as a favorite. The under is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings. I see that Jason Vargas or Joe Blanton might get the start and if so I have to go with the Cards for now…