Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, divisional game in the Central of the American League. The home team welcomes the best in the division this season. It hasn’t been the best for the Royals this season. But for the Twins things are totally different, ten wins and less than 50% losses to date.
Minnesota Twins: We are great.
The Twins lost the first game of this series to the Royals 2-3 yesterday. It was a tough result to take in, especially after losing to the Pirates. Two straight losses for the Twins so far. But the team has a good 10-4 record this season. So far only winning series.
The team is scoring an average of 5.00 runs per game, 3.36 walks, 8.07 strikeouts, 1.57 home runs and 7.36 hits. Twins allow an average of 3.00 runs per game, 8.36 strikeouts, and 0.79 home runs. After this series the Twins travel to Milwaukee to start a series against the Brewers.
Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound to defend the Twins against the Royals. Last season was the best for him at 15-7 and 3.51 ERA. This will be the first game start of the season for Odorizzi. So far Jake has 8 years as a professional in the majors, two of which have been with the Twins.
Kansas City Royals: This is our chance.
The Royals are having a negative season with 5 wins and 10 losses. The team is in last place in the division. Until a couple of days ago the Royals were struggling to come out of a six-game losing streak. The end of that losing streak came with the victory in the final game of the series against the Cubs. That the team lost that serie 3-1.
For now the team is scoring an average of 4.07 runs per game, 1.73 walks, 8.40 strike outs, 8.67 hits and 0.93 home runs. The Royals defensively allow 4.73 runs per game, 3.40 walks, 8.40 strikeouts and 1.20 homeruns.
Danny Duffy is the Royals’ secret weapon tonight. But the season for Duffy is negative so far with 2 losses. Duffy has 10 years with the Royals, his only seasons with a positive record were in 2013, 2016 and 2019. Duffy’s numbers for this year are 4.11 ERA, 15.1 innings pitched and 0.913 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals 08/08/2020 is: take the Minnesota Twins -1.5 (runline).
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