Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/31/2014
Sunday, June 1, 12:07 PM on FSKC, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (2-4) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (9-1)
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Sunday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals will take the field behind Jeremy Guthrie as they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays and Mark Buehrle. Both pitchers will be making their 12th starts of the season.
Jeremy Guthrie’s record fell to 2 – 4 with a 4.14 ERA after taking the loss in his last start. Guthrie was solid in the outing, allowing 1 run on 7 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 5. But without any run support, his efforts weren’t rewarded. Last season, Guthrie went 15 - 12 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Guthrie pitched to a no-decision in his only start against Toronto despite allowing just a run on 8 hits in 7 innings. This season, he took a loss against Toronto after giving up 4 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings.
Mark Buehrle added another win in his last outing to give him an AL best 9 - 1 record with an ERA of 2.33. In that start, Buehrle allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 6.2 innings of work. He walked 1 and struck out 3. Buehrle is pitching way above last year’s results when he went 12 - 10 with a 4.15 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Buehrle won his only start against the Royals after pitching 7 innings of shutout ball and allowing just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5. This season, Buehrle already has a win over Kansas City after giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings of work.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 25-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 31-23-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
05/29/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand questionable
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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