Minnesota Twins (21-27) at Kansas City Royals (18-35)
|Date & Time||Monday May 28, 2018, 7:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals -109 / Minnesota Twins -101 --- Over/Under: 9
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals meet Monday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins could use a win here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Twins have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 12 of their last 14 games when scoring three or less runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 56 hits and 29 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 93 this and 42 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.34 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 0-1 with a 5.55 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than one run. Jon Jay leads the Royals with 60 hits and 15 RBI while Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas have combined for 114 hits and 54 RBI. Jakob Junis gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.52 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Junis is 0-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League Central, 3-10 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 Monday games. The Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 9-3 in Junis' last 12 home starts and 4-1 in Junis' last 5 starts. The Twins are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Kansas City and the over is 13-5-2 in the last 20 meetings.
The Minnesota Twins have been struggling to tread water all season, and now the losses are piling up recently due to an offense that can't score and a pitching staff that's been shaky. The Kansas City Royals have been god awful all year, but they're enjoying a decent winning stretch over the last week and the bats have woken up. Lynn has been batting practice all season and is allowing a .299 batting average, while Junis is allowing a .231 batting average and has given up just four runs in his last 10.1 innings. Give me the Royals at home.