Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 5-28-22

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 5/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 5/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals (15-29) will be fanning out batters of the Minnesota Twins (28-18) in Game 3 of 4 of the AL Central Division’s four-game competition at Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.

 

Kansas City split the first two installments of a series versus Minnesota after losing the second match at 7-10 on Friday. The Royals started the series with a 3-2 victory over the Twins on Thursday.

 

Kansas City dropped to 5th place at 15-29 in the American League Central Division with a .341 team percentage and 12 outings behind first place after earning 166 runs but surrendered 230 for a -64 runs difference for the season.

 

In their loss, SS Bobby Witt Jr. scored two runs on three base hits with three RBIs in leading the offense of the Royals. Starter Brad Keller struggled on the mound after allowing 11 hits. 6 earned runs, and 3 walks while striking out 3 batters in pitching for 4.0 innings in the losing effort.

 

Catcher Salvador Perez recorded 6 home runs, 16 RBIs, and a .206 batting average for Kansas City while SS Bobby Witt Jr. pitched in 22 RBIs, 6 homers, and a batting average of .235 this year. LF Andrew Benintendi marked an OBP at .396 with a slugging percentage of .415 and batting .321 on the year.

 

The Royals will give the ball to right-hander Brady Singer (1-0, 1.83 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 18 Ks) to start game 3 against the Twins on Saturday. Singer pitched for 14 shutout innings and wrung up 12 hitters in his last two starts for the season.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 5/28/2022

 

The Minnesota Twins lost the opener but ended up winning the 2nd installment of a series versus Kansas City at 10-7 on Friday. Minnesota remained on top at 28-18 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .609 after tallying 199 runs while allowing 165 for a run difference of +34 over the course of the campaign.

 

2B Jorge Polanco powered the offense for the Twins after scoring two runs on two base hits with two RBIs in the win. Pitcher Bailey Ober lasted for 3.0 innings of work with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and one walk conceded while striking out 5 hitters of the Royals in the winning effort.

 

Minnesota CF Byron Buxton led the batting unit with 11 home runs, 21 RBIs, and a batting average of .202 while SS Jorge Polanco added a team-high 26 RBIs with 5 long balls and averages .237 at the plate this year. 2B Luis Arraez recorded a team-leading batting average of .349, an OBP at .450, and a slugging percentage of .413 for the Twins.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Chris Archer (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 28 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for Minnesota against Kansas City on Saturday. The 33-year-old righty thrower gave up one run through four innings pitched in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers last game.            

    

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Minnesota -158. The Twins gained momentum after winning over the Royals in their recent meeting with home-field advantage on Saturday.

 

After 44 matches played, Minnesota ranked 12th in OPS and 15th in runs scored while Kansas City ranked 24th in OPS and 26th in runs scored for the season. Prediction: The Minnesota Twins will win predicted to a score of 7-3.   

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 5/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

 

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

 

TV: Bally Sports North

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Twins -158          

               

MLB Totals: 9

 

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