Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 7:05 PM on FSKC, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (2-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (3-1)
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Saturday night, Jeremy Guthrie will get the ball for the Kansas City Royals as they face Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles. Both pitchers will be starting their 5th game of the season.
Jeremy Guthrie got his 1st loss of the season after giving up 4 runs on 10 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6.1 innings of work. Guthrie’s record fell to 2 - 1 and his ERA rose to 4.68. Guthrie seems to have a problem giving up the long ball with 4 homers in his last 2 starts and 5 overall compared to 30 homers in 33 starts last season. He was 15 – 12 with a 4.04 ERA in 2013.
Guthrie won both of his starts against the Orioles last season with an ERA of 1.50. He allowed 3 runs on 13 hits in 12 innings of work against Baltimore. Guthrie will need to pitch away from Nelson Cruz as Cruz has a double and 4 RBIs against the right-hander.
Wei-Yin Chen is 3 – 1 coming into this game but his ERA is high at 4.91. His last start produced his third straight win even though he lasted just 5 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. His high ERA and the fact that he is not lasting more than 5 innings in most of his starts are a cause for concern. Last season, he was 12 - 11 in 32 starts with an ERA of 4.02.
In 2013, Chen failed to get a decision in either of his two starts against the Royals. Chen will have to watch Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer. Hosmer is a career .455 hitter with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs against Chen.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 9-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.1
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 10-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
04/24/14 C Salvador Perez Rest questionable
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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