Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSKC
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kansas City Royals - Vargas, J (7-3) vs. Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (4-9)
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Wednesday afternoon, Jason Vargas goes to the hill for the Kansas City Royals as they face Kevin Correia and the Minnesota Twins. Vargas will make his 18 th start as Correia makes his 17th.
Jason Vargas didn't get the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 7 - 3 with a 3.53 ERA. In that start, Vargas surrendered 6 runs and 9 hits (including 3 homers) in just 4 innings. He didn't issue any walks and struck out just 1 batter. Vargas is still in line to better his results from 2013 when he went 9 - 8 with a 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the Los Angeles Angels.
Last season, Vargas was it up in his only start against the Twins. He gave up 5 runs on 9 hits in 3.1 innings as he took the loss. This season he has a win and a no-decision in back to back starts against the Twins.
Kevin Correia took the loss in his last outing and that lowered his record to 4 - 9 with a 5.08 ERA. In that start, Correia allowed 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Correia has been up and down this season and might be headed for another season like 2013 when he posted a record of 9 -13 with an ERA of 4.18 in 31 starts.
Last season, Correia was 0 - 2 with a 5.27 ERA in 5 starts against the Royals. This season he has a loss and a no-decision in back to back starts against Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 39-38-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.1
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 40-35-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL (6/21)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/27/14 CF Danny Santana Knee 15-day DL (6/27)
06/19/14 SS Eduardo Nunez Hamstring 15-day DL (6/15)
06/15/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL (6/15)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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