Blue Jays vs. Royals - 7/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (43-39) at Toronto Blue Jays (46-39)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Young (2-7) (6.24) vs. R Dickey (5-9) (4.21)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -158 / Kansas City Royals +148 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.11 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 95 hits, Alcides Escobar has 21 RBI and Lorenzo Cain has eight home runs. Chris Young gets the nod, and he’s 2-7 with a 6.24 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Young is 2-1 with a 4.98 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 32 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has caught fire, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 94 hits, Kevin Pillar has 33 RBI and Edwin Encarnacion has 22 home runs. R.A. Dickey takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 4.21 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 4-3 with a 4.20 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 30-14 in their last 44 Tuesday games and 1-5 in Youngs last 6 road starts. The Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-10 in Dickeys last 11 home starts. The Royals are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto.
It's damn near impossible to back Young with any sort of confidence. The Blue Jays offense is back to crushing the baseball and they have a tough pitcher on the mound in Dickey. Give me the home team.