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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (63-42) at Detroit Tigers (51-55)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)

J Cueto (7-6) (2.70) vs. B Farmer (0-2) (8.50)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +145 / Kansas City Royals -155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Detroit

The Kansas City Royals shoot for another win at Comerica Park versus the Detroit Tigers.

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been playing well over the last week although they are motoring towards their second American League Central title in a row. The Royals had dropped four of five before putting everything together in a 5-1 victory at Detroit on Saturday. Starter Danny Duffy was at his best with the lone run scored on five hits and four BB in seven frames. Salvador Perez paced a 12 hit attack with a 3-4 nigh with a homer and three RBI’s while Eric Hosmer went 2-4 with a pair of runs. Johnny Cueto makes his second start for Kansas City and second against the Tigers. Cueto did not get a decision in a 7-6loss at Toronto with three runs allowed on seven hits in six innings.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Tigers have been slowly fading and are probably looking for some new faces to step up with an eye towards 2016. The struggles of Justin Verlander continued as the former ace was charged with all five runs Tuesday on ten hits through seven innings to fall to 1-4. That was too much for the Tigers five hit, four walk attack to compete with as Victor Martinez singled in Ian Kinsler with the only run. Rookie Matt Boyd is slated to be on the mound for the third time this season with the Reds in town. In his two starts Boyd has allowed a combined eleven runs on 15 hits over 6.2 frames.

The under is 6-2-1 in Kansas City’s last 9 on grass while the Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 6-1-1 in Detroit’s last 8 Wednesday games and  is 13-3 in their last 16 home games while the over is 35-14-3 in the Tigers last 52 overall. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. I’m going with Cueto who wants to get a win for his new team…

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