Kansas City Royals VS Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball 08:05 PM ET

Wednesday

08/21/2020

FSN, FSKC

Spread: Kansas City Royals +137

Over/Under: 9

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Kansas City Royals will host the Minnesota Twins at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, August 21, 2020 8:05 P.M, ET. This game will be the 1st match of a 3 game series between both American League teams. The Royals will try to defend their home against the visiting Twins. Kansas City will try to bounce back from their previous loss against the Cincinnati Reds. The Royals shutout the Reds in their 1st game at 4-0 but the Reds quickly answered back taking game 2 with a score of 5-0. The Royals are in the 11th spot of the American League with a record of 10-15, and are 4th in the AL Central Division.

The Royals won only 3 of their last 7 games, and have a total of 5 runs in their last 3. They are sitting on a .400 win percentage after recently losing to the Reds. Their batters were nowhere to be found in game 2 after they were outhit 7-1 in the contest. Adalberto Mondesi was the solo Royals batter that had a hit in that game. Matt Harvey got the loss allowing 3 earned runs in 3 innings pitched. Whit Merrifield is their most consistent player of the season putting up 29 hits, 17 runs batted in, and tied with Maikel Franco with 5 home runs each for the team. The squad is average in terms of offense hitting the ball at .245 BAA which is 15th in the league, while allowing 3.96 runs per game which is 9th. The team will try to move on from their terrible performance in game 2 if they are hoping to get a better spot in the American League. Danny Duffy will get the starting role for the Royals on Friday.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/21/2020

Minnesota is coming off a strong performance against the Brewers where they took the series at 2-1. They blew out Milwaukee in game 3 with a score of 7-1. The Twins won 4 of their last 5 games, and scored 14 total runs in their last 3. The batters went crazy in the 3rd game, where they outhit the Brewers 13-5. 5 different batters had more than 1 hit, where Jorge Polanco led the team going 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Nelson Cruz got the 2 run homer in the 7th, and Jose Berrior got the win after pitching 6 scoreless innings. The Twins are 18th in the league when it comes to team batting at .236 average, and are 4th with 3.46 runs allowed per game. Minnesota is currently in the 3rd spot in the American League with a 17-9 record, and are 1st in the AL Central Division. Jade Odorizzi will start for the Twins in game 1.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals. MLB’s pick for the game is the Kansas City Royals. Both teams know each other well, with Kansas getting the upper hand getting a 4-3 record against the Twins this season. Duffy is 2-0 against Minnesota this season, and played terrific in their last game allowing only 1 run in 5 innings. The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 games at home, while Minnesota is 2-5 in their last 7 on the road. Minnesota will win this contest at 7-1.

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MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

TV: FSN, FSKC

MLB Odds: Kansas City Royals +137

MLB Total: 9

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