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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Kansas City Royals (54-68) will clash with the Chicago Cubs (54-71) in the finale of a three-game weekend tournament at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 2:20 PM ET. Kansas City will try to complete a series sweep after winning the first two installments of a series at 6-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday. In their first win, Pitcher Brad Keller went 6.0 innings of work while giving away one earned run on four base hits with one walk granted and struck out eight Chicago hitters in triumph. In Game 2, starter Kris Bubic finished 6.1 innings pitched with two earned runs on one hit allowed and granted two free bases while striking out nine batters of the Cubs in the winning effort. Second Baseman Whit Merrifield made two runs on a triple while Shortstop Nicky Lopez drove one RBI on a triple in leading the Royals. Left Fielder Andrew Benintendi acquired a one-run score on a double while 3rd Baseman Emmanuel Rivera added one run in the victory.

 

Kansas City will give a nod to righty Carlos Hernandez to take his post on the bump to start the final game of a weekend series against the Cubs on Sunday. The right-handed thrower is 3-1 with a 4.33 ERA while striking out 52 hitters and granted 25 walks in his MLB tour this season.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/22/2021

 

On the Chicago side, the team will try to bounce back and prevent a series sweep after losing the first two rounds of a weekend battle against the Kansas City Royals. The Cubs scored only two runs after the first three innings with five hits in a 2-6 loss on Friday while scoring two runs in the 7th frame of Game 2 in a 2-4 defeat on Saturday. Starting Pitcher Keegan Thompson lasted for 4.0 innings of play and allowed two earned runs on five hits with two bases on balls awarded while striking out one Kansas hitter in the loss. The bullpen contributed one earned run on four hits allowed and struck out seven batters of the Royals. Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom made one run on one hit with two RBIs while 1st Baseman Frank Schwindel added one run in the losing effort.

 

The Chicago Cubs will give the ball to Right-handed Pitcher Alec Mills to start the final installment of a three-game weekend series versus the Royals on Sunday. In his appearances on the mound this season, the right-handed starter is 5-5 with a 4.19 ERA with 23 free bases awarded and struck out 57 batters.

 

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Kansas City -102. The Cubs struggled all year round after losing 38 of their last 52 outings and 19 of their last 26 matches played at Wrigley Field. Starter Carlos Hernandez made a solid play for the Royals winning three of his last four starts for Kansas City. The right-handed thrower gave up six earned runs on 19 base hits in his more than 24 innings pitched. The Royals won five of their last six overall. The Kansas City Royals will win predicted at 5-3.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021

 

TV: BSKC, Marquee Sports

 

MLB Odds: Kansas City Royals -102

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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