Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays ALCS 1 - 10/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (96-71) at Kansas City Royals (98-69)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Estrada (13-8) (3.13) vs. E Volquez (13-9) (3.55)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +105 / Toronto Blue Jays -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Kauffman Stadium to open the ALCS with the Kansas City Royals.
It took the Toronto Blue Jays the full five games to subdue the Rangers 6-3 to advance to the ALCS to face Kansas City. Starter Marcus Stroman was brilliant in a no decision effort with two runs allowed on six hits and a walk over six frames. The offense came on late with seven hits and a pair of bases on balls with the long ball playing an important role. Jose Bautista went 2-4 with a homer and knocked in four with Edwin Encarnacion going solo while Josh Donaldson drove in a run and scored.The Blue Jays open the AlCS with Marco Estrada on the mound Friday. Estrada defeated the Rangers 5-1 in the ALDS with the lone run scored on five hits over 6.1 innings.
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The Kansas City Royals advanced to the ALCS for the second consecutive year with a 7-2 victory at Kauffnan Stadium in game five. Both the work at the plate and on the mound were at their best with Johnny Cueto coming up big with both runs given up on two hits while striking out eight through eight innings to pick up the win. The Royals offense didn’t waste the effort with an eight hit, two walk attack. Kendrys Morales swung the big bat with a three run homer with Alex Rios going 2-3 with a double, two RBI’s and a run while Lorenzo Cain scored twice. Edinson Volquez makes his second start of the postseason when he gets the ball in game one of the ALCS. Volquez dropped a 4-2 decision at Houston in the ALDS with three runs plated on five hits and four BB in 5.2 frames.
The over is 8-1-2 in Toronto’s last 11 overall while the Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass and the over is 19-7-1 in Toronto’s last 27 road games. Kansas City are 8-2 in their last 10 overall and are 8-2 in their last 10 games on grass while going 8-3 in their last 11 playoff home games. No line is out yet but I lean Kansas City…