Royals at Mariners - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (12-9) at Seattle Mariners (11-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
K Medlen (1-1) (6.00) vs. Felix Hernandez (1-2) (1.80)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -160 / Kansas City Royals +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals look for a bounce back victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Royals allowed 19 runs in their series against the Angels and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Kansas City Royals do have a team ERA of 3.52 and are 11-3 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 27 hits, Mike Moustakas has 11 RBI and Salvador Perez has four home runs. Kris Medlen gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Medlen’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Mariners continue to rely on their offense that produced 18 runs in their series against the Astros and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Seattle Mariners are 8-1 this season when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 22 hits, Robinson Cano has 24 RBI and Leonys Martin has four home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 1.80 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 4-5 with a 3.01 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Medlens last 6 road starts. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 starts. The Mariners are 2-5 in Hernandezs last 7 starts vs. Royals.
The Royals have been a little shaky lately, and a game against Felix likely isn't going to get them out of their funk. This is a game where Felix should have one of his better performances at home, and the M's are hitting the ball well enough to get him his second victory of the season.