Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 10/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/10/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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In Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday afternoon, right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals will be going up against Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles. In seven games against the Orioles this season, the Royals won four of them, but they were outscored 26-18 in the season series.
Yordano Ventura made his first playoff start last week against the Los Angeles Angels and ended up with a no decision. He pitched seven innings in that start and gave up just one run on five hits while walking one batter and striking out five.
Ventura made two starts against the Orioles this season and went 1-1 with a solid 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings of work. All-Star outfielder Adam Jones is hitless in his seven plate appearances against the right-hander with no walks and three strikeouts.
Wei-Yin Chen struggled in his start in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers, giving up five runs in 3.2 innings. 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.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 75-83-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 71-90-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games, off ALCS roster
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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