Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants 10/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/25/2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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On Sunday night, James Shields will try to bounce back from his Game 1 loss when he and the Kansas City Royals take on Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the World Series.
James Shields missed his spots and the Giants took advantage in Game 1 on Tuesday. He could only make it through three innings in that outing and gave up five runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out one. Including that loss, the right-hander is now 1-1 in these playoffs with a 7.11 ERA and he has given up 28 hits in 19 innings of work.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is now 5-for-9 against Shields in his career with a triple and three RBI. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has two hits in six at-bats with a double against the right-hander, while catcher Buster Posey has just one hit in six at-bats against him with one strikeout.
In Game 1, Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings against the Royals and moved to 3-0 in three World Series starts. He gave up just one run in that game and struck out five batters while walking one. He is now 3-1 this postseason with an excellent 1.40 ERA.
Omar Infante now has six hits in his 19 at-bats against Bumgarner in his career with a double and four strikeouts. Outfielder Nori Aoki is hitless in his 16 at-bats against the left-hander with no walks and 2 strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 79-86-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 83-82-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
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)
San Francisco Giants
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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