8* Monday MLB KC/MIN
Minnesota vs. Kansas City,
08/05/2013 20:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 13
Money Line: -152 Kansas City
Kansas City ML
The Kansas City Royals host the Minnesota Twins on Monday in game one of a three-game set. Kansas City is coming off a 6-2 win over the New York Mets, while Minnesota beat Houston on Sunday, 3-2.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the nod for the Royals in this one. He’s been strong against the Twins in his career, posting a 7-3 record with a 3.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP against them in his career.
In three previous outings against the Twins this season, Guthrie has posted a 2.45 ERA, with the Royals winning all three of those contests. He’s also 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in his last three starts overall.
The Royals are 24-9 in Guthrie’s last 33 starts, but they have been even better when he gets the ball at Kaufmann Stadium. The team is 15-2 in Guthrie’s last 17 home starts.
Kevin Correia counters for the Twins. He has a 4.91 ERA and 1.58 WHIP against the Royals this season, but he’s catching them at a bad time now, as they enter riding a long success streak.
The Royals are 11-1 in their last 12 games.
The Twins are 0-4 in Correia’s last four road starts.
The Twins are 1-6 in their last seven games in Kansas City.
Take Kansas City.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* play on Kansas City -152