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thursday mlb

thursday mlb

Kansas City vs. Detroit, 08/06/2015 13:08 EDT, Score: 6 - 8

Money Line: -105 Detroit

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Win

2-unit Play Take #913 Kansas City Royals over Detroit Tigers (1:05pm EST) Before the season started, you could have expected that this would be a big late season matchup. But the Royals have a comfortable lead in the AL Central, while the Tigers were sellers at the trade deadline. They were able to score some big time prospects in dealing away David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. With Miguel Cabrera still on the disabled list, that's three of Detroit's top five players not a part of this one. While the market has surely adjusted the Tigers rating downward, I don't think they lowered them enough. This lineup just isn't as dangerous with Cabrera and Cespedes in the middle. Yordano Ventura gets the ball for this one as he looks for his seventh win. It hasn't been a great season for the youngster, but his peripheral numbers show that the skills are all there. All the Royals need is for Ventura to get them through six innings, and the dominant bullpen can take over from there. Anibal Sanchez has struggled this season as well, and once again he has better secondary numbers to show that improvement is coming. The Royals offense is clearly the better of these two, however, as they've consistently put runs on the board all season long. Throw in the exceptional defense and the strong fundamentals, and it's hard not to like Kansas City at this price. Play the Royals.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports


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