Orioles vs. Royals - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (83-56) at Baltimore Orioles (67-72)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Camden Yards)
J Cueto (9-11) (3.24) vs. C Tillman (9-11) (4.90)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +109 / Kansas City Royals -119 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles play game two Saturday.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 158 hits and 81 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 168 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last eight road games. Yordano Ventura gets the ball, and he’s 10-8 with a 4.34 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 2-1 with a 0.89 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have won four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 160 hits and 71 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 174 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost six of their last eight home games. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 9-11 with a 5.15 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 2-3 with a 6.17 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games and 5-1 in Venturas last 6 starts. The Orioles are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 6-2 in Tillmans last 8 home starts. The Royals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Baltimore.
The Royals are in a bit of a slump here and haven't been great on the road in the second half of the season. With Tillman on the hill at home, I'll take a shot with the O's and the plus money.