Kansas City Royals at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/2/2014
Tuesday, June 3, 6:15 PM on FSKC, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Kansas City Royals - Shields, J (6-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Garcia, J (1-0)
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James Shields will be looking to bounce back from one of his worst starts this Tuesday when he and the Kansas City Royals take on Jaime Garcia and the St. Louis Cardinals.
James Shields went seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday, but he gave up six earned runs and ended up with a no decision. He allowed eight hits, including a season-high three home runs in that outing and struck out six while walking no one. Shields has a 6-3 record on the year and a 3.36 ERA through 80.1 innings.
Shields is one of Jhonny Peralta's favorite pitchers to face as he is 11-for-29 against him with a double, three home runs and nine RBI. Collectively, the Cardinals have a .411 batting average in 73 at-bats against Shields.
Jaime Garcia made his third start of the year last Thursday against the San Francisco Giants and ended up with a no decision after pitching seven pretty good innings. He allowed three earned runs on five hits in that start while striking out seven and walking no one. Garcia still hasn't walked a batter this season through 19.2 innings and he has struck out 19.
No one on the Royals has been able to hit a home run off of Garcia yet, but outfielder Nori Aoki has four hits against him in 13 at-bats with two doubles.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 26-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 26-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
06/01/14 P Yordano Ventura Elbow questionable for next start scheduled start
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
05/30/14 1B Matt Adams Calf 15-day DL (5/29)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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