Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals Game One - 4/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (3-10) at Toronto Blue Jays (9-5)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Eric Skoglund (0-1) (9.64) vs. J Garcia (1-0) (3.18)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -190 / Kansas City Royals +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
MLB Tuesday action features the Kansas City Royals visiting the Toronto Blue Jays for game one of a DOH.
The Kansas City Royals have dropped five straight following a 5-3 loss to the visiting Angels on Saturday. Kansas City starter Jakob Junis fell to 2-1 with four runs plated on seven hits including three homers through 4.2 innings of work.
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The Royals offense consisted of six hits and five bases on balls Mike Moustakas smacking his third homer. Alcides Escobar gave Kansas City another RBI while Lucas Duda and Jorge Soler scoring.
Eric Skogland opens the series for Kansas City at the Rogers Centre on Monday. Skoglund looks to rebound from an 8-3 loss to the Mariners with five runs scoring on six hits over 4.2 frames.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been playing well to kick off the 2018 season with wins in four of five after an 8-4 victory at Cleveland on Saturday. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman was charged with all four runs on nine hits in five frames before four relievers tossed shutout baseball the rest of the way.
The Blue Jays mustered seven hits and three free passes with Aledmys Diaz going 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs while Teoscar Hernandez was 2-5 with a pair of RBI’s. Steve Pearce gave the Jays a two run double and two runs followed by Kevin Pillar with a run and another RBI.
Toronto hands the ball to Jaime Garcia against visiting Kansas City for his third start of 2018. Garcia comes off of a 7-4 win (ND) at Texas with three runs scoring on five hits in 5.1 innings.
Under is 9-3 in Kansas City last 12 overall and under is 5-2-1 in Duffy’s last 8 road starts. Toronto are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf and are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Kansas City are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and Kansas City are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Toronto.
I don’t feel warm and fuzzy with Garcia but he is the better option on the team playing the best baseball…