MLB Picks: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals: June 6th 2012
MLB Picks: June 6th 2012
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals
Pick: Kansas City Royals -153 odds
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The Royals won last night behind a great performance from Bruce Chen and they look to get a similar effort tonight. Kansas City is playing a lot better following a horrendous start to the season as it is 21-16 over its last 37 games and it is now just 6.5 games out of first place in the American League Central. It may seem far fetched, but the Royals are far from out of it. Felipe Paulino looks to duplicate Chen’s effort from last night and he has been pitching good enough to do so. He has allowed more than three runs only once this season and in six starts, he has given up no runs four times. This includes all three starts at home where he has a 1.00 WHIP to go along with that 0.00 ERA. His ERA drops to 1.15 in five nighttime starts.
Minnesota got off to an even worse start and it has had a tougher time trying to recover. The Twins have been playing better of late as they are 6-2 over their last eight games as the offense has caught some fire but they are still hitting only .246 and the pitching has done nothing to help make up for it. The team ERA is 5.08 which is tied for the worst in baseball and the issue is from the starters which have a combined ERA of 6.10. Nick Blackburn is partly to blame as he comes back from a stint on the disabled list trying to forget about his 8.37 ERA to start the season. He has allowed five runs or more in five of seven starts and he gave up four runs over six inning in two rehab starts. 3* (926) Kansas City Royals -Matt Fargo