Kansas City Royals at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:40 PM on FSKC, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (5-10) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Miley, W (7-7)
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Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy (5-10) will look to pick up his first win in over a month when he faces Wade Miley (7-7) and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Last week, left-hander Danny Duffy gave up one run in 5.2 innings to the Minnesota Twins, but he ended up with just a no decision for his efforts. He allowed four hits in that game and walked a season-high six batters while striking out four. Duffy has an excellent 2.42 ERA on the year and he has only given up 76 hits in 104 innings on the mound.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill one hit in his two at-bats against Duffy in his career. None of the other Diamondbacks have had a chance to go up against Duffy yet.
Wade Miley had a solid start against the Cincinnati Reds last Wednesday and came away with his seventh win of the year. He pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in that game and allowed just seven hits while walking four and striking out one. Miley has been able to strike out 132 batters in 145.2 innings this season and he currently has a 4.14 ERA.
Royals outfielder Nori Aoki has five hits in his 14 at-bats against Miley with a double and a triple. None of the Royals have been able to hit a home run off of the left-hander.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 50-54-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-54-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
08/01/14 1B Eric Hosmer Hand 15-day DL (8/1)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2)
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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