Royals vs. Tigers - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (54-57) at Kansas City Royals (66-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
A Sanchez (10-9) (4.82) vs. Y Ventura (6-7) (5.29)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -154 / Detroit Tigers +144 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSKC
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 134 hits and 50 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 95 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last nine road games. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he’s 10-9 with a 4.82 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 6-3 with a 2.33 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 130 hits and 62 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 131 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six straight home games. Yordano Ventura takes the hill, and he’s 6-7 with a 5.29 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 2-0 with a 5.95 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 9-2 in Sanchezs last 11 starts. The Royals are 35-16 in their last 51 games as a home favorite and 4-9 in Venturas last 13 starts. The Tigers are 6-1 in Sanchezs last 7 starts vs. Royals.
The Royals are simply rolling right now and aren't showing signs of slowing down. The Tigers just are hard to trust and haven't have had much success on the road as of late. I like KC to keep the ball rolling here.