The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins will meet for game two of their series from KC on Tuesday. All up to date odds for this game can be found at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Royals are playing better overall than they were earlier this season, but it will still be a little bit of time before they are a legit contender in the AL Central. They loss the first game of the series despite tallying 7 runs on 8 hits. The pitching was not up to the task and the staff will look to Bruce Chen to get a win in the series. Chen has actually won four of his last five starts and is pitching to a 4.86 ERA so far this season.
The Twins are still in last place, but have been playing solid baseball as of late. They belted three home runs last night en route to the win in game one of the series. In all they scored 10 runs which was enough for the pitching staff to hold on.
Kansas City is 3-10 in their last 13 games as a favorite, 7-20 in their last 27 home games, and 8-3 in Chen’s last 11 home starts against a team with a losing record. Minnesota is 18-36 in their last 54 home games, 15-37 in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 in Liriano’s last four road starts. Minnesota is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings of these two.
Chen has been on a roll and Liriano has struggled all season. We will take the Royals as the favorite on the moneyline at the sports book.