Royals vs. Twins - 7/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (41-37) at Kansas City Royals (44-31)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
T Milone (4-1) (3.19) vs. J Guthrie (6-5) (5.68)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -154 / Minnesota Twins +144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-KC
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Twins have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 81 hits and 40 RBI while Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 86 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last eight road games. Tommy Milone gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Milone is 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Royals have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 86 hits and 31 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 90 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last six home games. Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.68 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 9-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 5-10 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record. The Royals are 11-5 in their last 16 Friday games and 20-7 in Guthries last 27 starts as a favorite. The Twins are 3-6 in the last 9 meetings in Kansas City and 17-35 in the last 52 meetings overall.
Milone has been solid this year, which includes allowing two or less earned runs in five straight games. With the Royals struggling a bit, I like the value of the Twins here to take another game.