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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Kansas City Royals are set to take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday August 17, 2020 8:10 P.M, ET. This will be the last match in a 4 game series between both AL Teams. Minnesota leads in this series 2-1, with the Twins taking the 1st and 3rd games at both 4-2 scoring, while the Royals won game 2 with also a 4-2 score. The Royals are now in the 11th spot of the American League with a record of 9-13, and are 5th in the AL Central Division.

The Royals split their last 6 games, and scored a total of 8 runs in their last 3. Both teams scored low runs in this series. The Royals led early in game 3 with a 2-0 lead after the 2nd inning, courtesy of Hunter Dozier, and Alex Gordon who gave the team a solo home run each. This would be the last time the Royals would get a point in the contest as the Twins got 4 runs in the later innings to clinch a 4-2 victory. Brady Singer got the loss for the Royals allowing 3 earned runs in 5.2 innings. Whit Merrifield is the Royal’s best player with 26 hits, 15 RBIs, with 5 home runs this season. The Royals are doing well in the batting department with a .251 average which is 9th in the league, while also having a solid pitching staff with a 3.99 team earned run average. Kris Bubic will be their starter for game 4.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 8/17/2020

The Twins remember well after getting swept by the Royals in their last meeting, they are now heading into game 4 with a win on their minds to take this series. The Royals had a great start this season, but they seem to be slowing a bit with 6 losses in their last 10 games. Max Kepler got the 2 run homer in the 5th, and Jorge Polanco added 2 RBIs for Minnesota’s scoring. Nelson Cruz is Minnesota’s best player for the season with the best stats for the squad. Cruz is leading with 27 hits, 21 RBIs, and 6 home runs, at 3.42 batting. The team overall is doing good in batting with a .239 average which is 16th in the league. The Twins are 3rd in the American League with a record 14-8, and are 1st in the AL Central Division. Kenta Maeda will get the starting role in the series finale. He is now 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA with 21 strikeouts this season.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the Minnesota Twins -175. Looking at their starters, Minnesota has this one with Maeda’s strong performance this season. Bubic is struggling on the mound, and it will be tough against a strong Minnesota team. The Twins will want to win after their embarrassing sweep against the Royals last time. The Royals are also 4-16 in their last 20 games playing in Target Field, so the home court advantage will be a factor. Minnesot will win this match to a predicted score of 7-4.

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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020


MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -175

MLB Total: 9.5

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