Minnesota Twins VS Kansas City Royals

MLB Baseball 02:10 PM ET

Friday

08/16/2020

FSN, FSKC

Spread: Minnesota Twins -180

Over/Under: 9.5

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Kansas City Royals will be filling bases against the Minnesota Twins at the Target Field in Minneapolis on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City will try to duplicate their 4-2 win in game 2 and take the lead in this four-game series. Meanwhile, Minnesota will be racing also to take the lead in this series against the Royals. The Kansas City Royals, with a 9-12 standing and a team percentage of .429, are in 12th place in the American League and in 5th place in the AL Central Division. The Minnesota Twins are in 1st place in the AL Central Division, with a .619 team percentage and a 13-8 standing. The Twins are in 3rd place in the American League.

Kansas City’ Whit Merrifield was the big hitter in the Royal’s game 2 victory. Merrifield went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a three-run home run. Starter Danny Duffy played 5.0 innings and scored two runs and 8 strikeouts for his first win this season. Kansas City will be sending Brady Singer to start this game. Singer is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 22 Ks in playing 20.0 innings.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 8/16/2020

Minnesota’s relief pitcher Tyler Duffy gave the Twins the game 1 victory. Jose Berrios was not as good as Duffy and took the loss in game 2, scoring only four earned runs in playing 4.0 innings. Randy Dobnak is 3-1 in four starts this season, and he will start Sunday’s showdown with a 0.90 ERA and 112 strikeouts in pitching for 20.0 innings. Dobnak sank a 1.39 ERA and 34 strikeouts, in his 5-2 mark for playing 48.1 innings.

The Royals recorded 8 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers Jake Junis (back) and Mike Montgomery (lat), with Relief Pitchers Randy Rosario (arm), Glenn Sparkman (forearm), and Foster Griffin (forearm) will not be pitching today. Right Fielder Franchy Cordero (wrist), Center Fielder Nick Heath (hamstring), and Third Baseman Kelvin Gutierrez (elbow) will not be on the field today. The Twins posted 4 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers Rich Hill (shoulder) and Homer Bailey (biceps), Relief Pitcher Cody Stashak (back), and Third Baseman Josh Donaldson will be staying in the batter’s cage.

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this game is the Minnesota Twins -180. The Royals are 6-2 SU in their last 8 contests, and 4-15 SU in their last 19 outings when playing on the road against Minnesota. Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 match-ups against an opponent in the American League. The Twins are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games and 15-4 SU in their last 19 outings when playing at home against the Royals. Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick Minnesota -183 to a score of 5-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

TV: FSN, FSKC

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -180

MLB Totals: 9.5

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