Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/26/2014
Sunday, April 27, 1:35 PM on FSKC, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Kansas City Royals - Shields, J (2-2) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Gonzalez, M (1-1)
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James Shields will be looking to continue his hot start to the season when he and the Kansas City Royals face Miguel Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles.
James Shields was able to pick up his second straight win when he beat the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. He pitched six strong innings that outing and gave up just one earned run on six hits while striking out nine and walking just one. On the season, Shields is striking out 9.5 and walking just 1.9 per nine innings.
Shields and Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis have faced each other plenty of times over the years, with Markakis getting the best of the matchup with 20 hits in 66 at-bats. He has two home runs, five doubles and six RBI against the right-hander in his career.
Miguel Gonzalez dominated at times in his outing against the Toronto Blue Jays last Tuesday, but his command was a bit of an issue and he could only make it 5.2 innings into the game. He gave up two earned runs on just four hits while walking two and striking out seven in the no decision. Gonzalez now has a 5.40 ERA through 20 innings this season.
Alex Gordon has a triple and two RBI against Gonzalez, but that triple was his only hit off of him in six at-bats. Salvador Perez is the only Royal with a home run against the Orioles' right-hander.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 9-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 11-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
04/18/14 CF Lorenzo Cain Groin 15-day DL (4/17)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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