Tigers vs. Royals - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (86-60) at Detroit Tigers (67-78)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
E Volquez (13-8) (3.64) vs. Matt Boyd (1-5) (8.01)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +120 / Kansas City Royals -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play game two Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Royals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five 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 163 hits and 83 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 169 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost six of their last nine road games. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he’s 13-8 with a 3.59 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-4 with a 6.54 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have won six of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 176 hits and 69 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 166 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight home games. Matt Boyd takes the hill, and he’s 1-5 with a 8.02 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 19-7 in Volquezs last 26 starts. The Tigers are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. a right-handed starter and 1-5 in Boyds last 6 starts. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Royals remain on cruise control, but they can't get too cold with the playoffs right around the corner. Volquez against Boyd gives KC a huge advantage in this matchup. I like the Royals and the reasonable chalk here.