Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Sunday September 29, 2019, 3:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -192 / Kansas City Royals +167 -- Over/Under: 11
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won 12 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 186 hits and 79 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Nelson Cruz have combined for 296 hits and 217 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 5.13 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 206 hits and 74 RBI while Jorge Soler and Alex Gordon have combined for 303 hits and 192 RBI. Jorge Lopez gets the ball, and he is 4-9 with a 6.35 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 2-1 with a 5.64 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 45-18 in their last 63 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Perez's last 8 starts. The Royals are 17-37 in their last 54 Sunday games, 24-70 in their last 94 during game 3 of a series and 5-13 in Lopez's last 18 starts. The Twins are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Kansas City and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 9-1 in Lopez's last 10 home starts. The over is 16-5 in Perez's last 21 starts overall.
Perez has allowed 26 hits and 14 runs in his last 18 innings, and he has a 4.81 ERA and .266 allowed batting average on the road. Lopez has allowed 24 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 19.2 innings, and he has a 8.79 ERA and .328 allowed batting average at home. The Twins don't have much to play for with their postseason matchup already locked in, but the Royals are just so bad and are throwing out a pitcher who has been awful for most of the season. The Minnesota Twins offense should lead the way once again, entering the Yankees series on a seven-game winning streak.