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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (34-76) at Minnesota Twins (51-58)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)

D Duffy (7-9) (4.50) vs. E Santana (0-0) (6.10)

The Line: Minnesota Twins -145 / Kansas City Royals +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-North

The Kansas City Royals conclude their visit to Target Field and the Minnesota Twins in Sunday MLB.

The Kansas City Royals found the going tough on the mound and a the plate in an 8-2 loss at Minnesota on Saturday. Kansas City starter Birch Smith was charged with six runs on seven hits and two BB in five innings with Glenn Sparkman giving up two more over two frames.

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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Royals banged out six hits and walked three times with Alex Gordon going 2-4 with a two run single that scored Brett Phillips and Drew Butera scoring.

The Royals have tabbed Danny Duffy as Saturday’s starter at Minnesota. Duffy shut out the White Sox through 5.2 frames in a 4-2 victory where he allowed six hits and walked four while striking out seven.

The Minnesota Twins looked strong in all areas in routing visiting Kansas City on Saturday. Minnesota starter Jose Berrios was charged with both runs on five hits and three BB over seven innings of work.

The Twins pounded out eleven hits and walked four times with Eddie Rosario, Logan Morrison and Max Kepler each going deep and combining for six RBI’s and five runs.

Ervin Santana draws the Saturday pitching assignment against visiting Kansas City. Santana did not get a decision last time out in a 5-4 win versus Cleveland with four runs plated over 5.1 frames.

Kansas City are 1-8 in their last 9 Sunday games and  are 13-38 in their last 51 overall and are 13-38 in their last 51 games on grass. Under is 8-2 in Minnesota last 10 on grass and Minnesota are 12-4 in their last 16 home games and Minnesota are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. Minnesota are 2-9 in Santana’s last 11 starts vs. Kansas City and Kansas City are 11-4 in Duffy’s last 15 starts vs. Minnesota.

Duffy has had quite a bit of success in this matchup but the Royals have done nothing but struggle so I can’t advocate a bet on them…

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