Kansas City Royals VS Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Tuesday

09/12/2020

ATPT, FSKC

Spread: Kansas City Royals -137

Over/Under: 9

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals 9/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals 9/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals 9/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will skirmish with the Kansas City Royals at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 7:05 P.M, ET. This is the 2nd game of this 3-game interleague series with the Royals getting the advantage with the 1 to nothing lead. The Royals got the win with a score of 4-3 in game 1. Kansas City is 13th in the American League with an 18-28 record and is 5th in the AL Central Division.

The Royals are on their 4th straight win with only 2 losses in their last 6 games. They made 18 total runs in their last 3 matchups. Maikel Franco led the Royals in game 1 with 2 hits and 2 RBIs while Adalberto Mondessi had 2 hits and 3 runs and a solo homer in the 1st. Kris Bubic got his 1st win this season after allowing only 1 earned run in 5 innings pitched. Whit Merrifield continues to lead the Royals this season with 49 hits and 8 home runs while Maikel Franco has a team-high of 30 RBIs. Kansas City is 18th in the league in batting average at .242 while their bullpen is 13th with a 4.49 team ERA. Carlos Hernandez will start for the Royals in the 2nd game. He is 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. This will be his 1st game against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 9/12/2020

The Pirates are on their 2nd straight loss and have only 2 wins in their last 5 games. The squad made 9 total points in their last 3 matchups. Josh Bell was their best player in the game with 3 hits and 2 RBIs including a 2 run homer in the 8th. Steven Brault got another loss after allowing 3 earned runs in 4 innings. Adam Frazier has 35 hits for the Pirates while Erik Gonzales leads with 19 RBIs and Colin Moran has 7 home runs. Pittsburgh’s bullpen ranks 21st in the league with a 4.86 team ERA while they are one of the worst batting teams in the league at 28th place with a .222 team BAA. The Pirates remain in the last place in the National League with a 14-28 record and are 5th in the NL Central Division. Trevor Williams will start for Pittsburgh in the next game. He is now 1-6 with a 5.80 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be the 1st time he will play against the Royals.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals. MLB’s pick for the 2nd game is the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez is the better pitcher in this matchup with good games in his couple of starts. Williams can’t catch a break and almost at the 6 ERA mark. Both teams are bottom feeders of their Leagues but Kansas is doing better with 4 straight wins. The Pirates are struggling to beat the Royals in Kauffman Stadium where they have a 1-6 record in their last 7 games in Missouri. The Royals will clinch this match predicted at 6-4.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals 9/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 P.M ET

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

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020

TV: ATPT, FSKC

MLB Odds: Kansas City  Royals -137

MLB Total: 9

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