Twins vs. Royals - 9/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (71-66) at Minnesota Twins (51-87)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
D Gee (6-7) (4.33) vs. E Santana (7-10) (3.60)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -105 / Kansas City Royals -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Royals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Kansas City Royals offense continues to show up, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 149 hits, Eric Hosmer has 87 RBI and Kendrys Morales has 23 home runs. Dillon Gee gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.33 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Gee is 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Twins have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.16 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 146 hits, Joe Mauer has 47 RBI and Miguel Sano has 22 home runs. Ervin Santana takes the hill, and he’s 7-10 with a 3.54 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Santana is 5-9 with a 4.66 ERA and 98 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 2-6 in Gees last 8 starts. The Twins are 17-43 in their last 60 vs. American League Central and 8-18 in Santanas last 26 starts. The Royals are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings in Minnesota.
Nobody in their right mind can back the Twins in their current form, as you have a team that has its eyes set on the offseason. The Royals are still fighting for a playoff spot and continue to show up with hot bats. Kansas City should win again.