Minnesota Twins (22-27) at Kansas City Royals (18-36)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 30, 2018, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals +125 / Minnesota Twins -135 --- Over/Under: 9
Coming our way Wednesday from Kauffman Stadium, the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals will be meeting up to finish their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Twins took an 8-5 win. On Tuesday, we had a long one as the Royals eked out a 2-1 walk-off victory in 14 innings.
For the Wednesday matchup, the Twins will be rolling out RHP Fernando Romero. In his 28.2 innings and 2-1 record this year, Romero has a 1.88 ERA with 29 Ks and 13 BBs.
Tops in hitting for the Twins this year is Eddie Rosario, who entered game two with 57 hits, 30 runs, nine homers and 32 RBI. On Tuesday, Rosario went 3-for-7.
Over on the Royals’ side, they’re going with Brad Keller on Wednesday. Across 22.1 innings and a 1-1 mark, Keller has a 2.01 ERA with 13 Ks and seven walks.
Leading the way for the Royals offense this year is Jon Jay, who came into Tuesday with 64 hits, 23 runs and 14 RBI. In game two, Jay had two hits and a run.
The under is 4-0 in the Twins’ last four during game three of a series and 4-1 in Romero’s last five starts on grass. The under is also 4-1 in Romero’s last five starts overall and the Twins are 1-5 in their last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 5-21 in their last 26 in game three of a series and 1-6 in their last seven Wednesday games. The under is 5-0 in KC’s last five Wednesday games and the Royals are 3-9 in their last 12 versus a team with a losing record.
Romero has pitched pretty well in his limited action so far this year, and he’s coming off 7.0 innings with two earned on five hits in Seattle. As for Keller, it will be interesting to see what he can do in the starting role, as he’s been quite effective as a reliever (aside from the bad result his last time up in Texas). Romero should last later into the game than Keller, and that should open up an opportunity for the Twins to take this one.