Royals vs. Tigers - 9/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (61-70) at Kansas City Royals (80-51)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Matt Boyd (1-5) (7.12) vs. E Volquez (12-7) (3.32)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -190 / Detroit Tigers +180 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals play a rubber game Thursday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Tigers have lost 13 straight when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 159 hits and 65 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 110 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last six road games. Matt Boyd gets the ball, and he’s 1-5 with a 7.12 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 151 hits and 77 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 155 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last 10 home games. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 12-7 with a 3.27 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-4 with a 5.34 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Boyds last 4 starts. The Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 17-5 in Volquezs last 22 starts.
Boyd has allowed eight runs in his last 12 innings and has lost three of his last five starts. That's not good when you consider the way the Royals are playing. I like KC to win this game.