Kansas City Royals vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (8-25) at Kansas City Royals (16-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Teheran (0-3) (3.48) vs. E Volquez (3-3) (4.10)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -155 / Atlanta Braves +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-South
The Kansas City Royals look for that elusive hot streak when the Atlanta Braves come to town.
The tough going for the Atlanta Braves continued in a 7-4, ten inning loss to visiting Philadelphia in the series opener on Friday. The Braves rallied from a 4-0 hole to no avail with starter Aaron Blair allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits before Jason Grilli and Ian Krol gave up three runs in the 10th. The Bravos log//ged seven hits and walked two times with Gordon Beckham leading the way on a 2-4 night with three runs knocked in and a run while pinch hitter Jeff Francoeur singled in a run. The Atlanta Braves are slated to start Julio Teheran in the first game of their series at Kauffman Stadium. Teheran has been the Braves best pitcher but is 0-3 despite a 3.48 ERA.
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The hot streak the Kansas City Royals are looking for will have to wait for another day after a 7-3 loss at the Yankees on Thursday. Royals starter Ian Kennedy had been throwing the ball well but was charged with all seven runs on five hits and three walks including three homers through 6.1 innings. The KC bats couldn’t keep up on nine hits and a pair of free passes with Alex Gordon going deep and driving in two with Christian Colon also knocking in a run. Edinson Volquez toes the rubber in game number one of the series with visiting Atlanta Friday. Volquez was hit hard in a 5-4 loss at Cleveland with all five runs given up on seven hits and four BB over 4.1 frames.
Atlanta are 12-39 in their last 51 road games and are 7-20 in their last 27 interleague games while the over is 13-5-1 in their last 19 road games. Kansas City are 4-11 in their last 15 overall and are 4-11 in their last 15 games on grass while the under is 10-4 in their last 14 home games. I haven’t been impressed with the Royals but I think they are the choice or walk away…