Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB Pick: Oakland -130 odds (May 18th 2013)
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This is a Free play on the Oakland Athletics.
The A’s won Game 1 in a pitcher’s duel between James Shields and Jarrod Parker. Adam Rosales hit an eighth inning home run to seal the deal for Oakland, as they came from behind for the victory.
Oakland will send Tommy Milone to the mound in Game 2, and he’s coming off a loss to Seattle his last time out. Tommy has always been a better pitcher in his home park, and this season is no exception, posting a 2.63 ERA at O.co Coliseum compared to a 4.93 ERA on the road. He’s also been good against the Royals, posting an ERA of 1.20 in his last two starts.
Kansas City will hand the ball to Ervin Santana, who’s been slipping up after a good start to the season. Santana (3-2, 2.79 ERA) allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Mets his last time out. Prior to that he took the decision in a 4-3 loss to Baltimore.
Yoenis Cespedes is 2-for-6 lifetime versus Santana, but both of those hits went out of the ballpark. John Jaso also hasn’t been fooled, he’s 7-for-14 with a home run versus the veteran right-hander.
Oakland appears to have quite a favorable matchup here at home, and the price is very reasonable.
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