Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals 10/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/12/2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will be on the mound for the Baltimore Orioles when they take on Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals In Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night.
Wei-Yin Chen struggled in his start in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers. He gave up up five runs on seven base hits in 3.2 innings that day while walking zero and striking out three. Despite pitching poorly in that game, Chen finished with just a no decision rather than a loss.
In two starts against the Royals this season, Chen was 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA and he struck out seven batters in 12.1 innings while only walking three. Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is 8-for-18 against Chen in his career with two doubles, a triple and two home runs.
Veteran Jeremy Guthrie will be making his first postseason start on Monday. During the regular season, the right-hander went 13-11 for the Royals with a 4.13 ERA. In 202.2 innings of work, he gave up 215 hits, walked 49 batters and struck out 124.
Guthrie made two starts against the Orioles this year and went 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA. Alejandro De Aza has more at-bats against Guthrie than any of the other Orioles and is 8-for-32 against him with two doubles and four strikeouts. Nelson Cruz is 6-for-24 against the right-hander in his career with a double and a home run.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 73-90-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 77-83-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Kansas City Royals
09/03/14 2B Christian Colon Finger 15-day DL (9/7)
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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