Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (30-29) at Kansas City Royals (21-37)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Daniel Gossett (0-3) (5.59) vs. Jake Junis (5-4) (3.61)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -103 / Oakland Athletics -107 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Oakland Athletics lock horns with the Kansas City Royals in a Sunday afternoon MLB matchup.
The Oakland Athletics saw their chance at a three game winning streak end in a 5-4 loss at Kansas City on Saturday. Oakland starter Trevor Cahill was charged with four runs on seven hits and a pair of BB through 4.2 frames with Yusmeiro Petit serving up an 8th inning solo jack to get the loss.
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The Athletics logged nine hits and walked three times with Bruce Maxwell going 2-3 with a homer and a pair of RBI’s while Jed Lowrie went 2-5 with a run knocked in. Daniel Gossett toes the rubber at Kauffman Stadium in the final game of the series at Kansas City. Gossett dropped a 4-3 decision to Tampa Bay last time out with all three runs allowed on three solo homers.
The Kansas City Royals outlast visiting Oakland behind some early and late offense. Kansas City starter Jason Hammel kept his team in the game with three runs given up on seven hits and two free passes over six frames before Tim Hill allowed an 8th inning run to blow the save and get the win.
The Royals offense did their damage on eight hits and three bases on balls with Jorge Soler cracking his 9th long ball. Salvador Perez gave KC a two run double while Alcides Escobar and Jon Jay both recorded RBI’s and scored.
Kansas City has named Jakob Junis as the starter against the visiting Athletics on Sunday. Junis dropped an 8-5 decision to Minnesota last time out despite giving up three runs over six innings.
Under is 5-1 in Oakland last 6 overall and over is 21-8-2 in Oakland last 31 vs. American League Central. Kansas City are 9-20 in their last 29 home games and are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. American League West. Oakland are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings and over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Kansas City.
On paper Junis has the advantage on the mound and Oakland is better at the plate but it’s always difficult backing Kansas City…