Kansas City Royals (24-26) vs. Minnesota Twins (21-30)
May 30, 2021 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -140 / Kansas City Royals +120; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Royals have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 54 hits and 31 RBI while Andrew Benintendi and Whit Merrifield have combined for 95 hits and 43 RBI. Brad Keller gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.72 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Keller is 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Twins have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 44 hits and 25 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Luis Arraez have combined for 78 hits and 33 RBI. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 5.48 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 0-4 with a 11.01 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 35-88 in their last 123 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. The Twins are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Royals last 7 road games. The over is 23-6-1 in Twins last 30 overall. The Royals are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Twins should be the side here if picking who wins, as they’re playing the better baseball and look like they’re finally finding their form. However, I like the over a bit more, as it feels like both of these offenses are due for a breakout game, and both of these starting pitchers have ERAs well over five on the season. Keller has had a major control issue with 21 walks in 45.2 innings and Shoemaker has allowed 16 earned runs in his last 26.1 innings. Expect some fireworks. Give me the over.