Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (62-63) at Kansas City Royals (77-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
W Chen (7-6) (3.13) vs. J Cueto (9-8) (2.70)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -171 / Baltimore Orioles +161 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, MASN2
The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium for game three of their MLB series.
The Kansas City Royals scored early on Tuesday and made it stand up as they held on for the win. Kendrys Morales hit a home run, Mike Moustakas had two hits, and Lorenzo Cain had a hit as the Royals scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five over 5.2 innings to get the win and raise his record to 7-6 for the season and Wade Davis earned his 12th save. For Wednesday’s game the Royals start Johnny Cueto who has allowed 37 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 24 over 36 innings for a 2-2 record and a 3.00 ERA.
USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Orioles just couldn’t mount enough offense as they fell to the Royals on Tuesday. Steve Pearce had two hits and Gerrardo Parra and Matt Wieters each had hits as the Orioles scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez who has allowed six hits and three runs while striking out one over 4.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-10 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Orioles start Wei-Yin Chen who has allowed 143 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 121 over 149.1 innings for a 7-6 record and a 3.13 ERA.
Kansas City is 9-2 in their last 11 games, 51-22 in their last 73 home games, and 37-15 as a favorite. Baltimore is 1-5 in their last six road games, 0-7 against the AL Central, and 5-1 in Chen’s last six starts. Baltimore is 0-8 in their last eight games against Kansas City.
The Royals are just red hot and while I don’t love the price I can’t pick against them here.