Los Angeles Dodgers at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/24/2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:10 PM on SNLA, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (7-4) vs. Kansas City Royals - Shields, J (8-3)
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Big right-hander Dan Haren will be going for his eighth win of the year when the Los Angeles Dodgers go up against eight-game winner James Shields and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Last Friday, Dan Haren pitched 5.2 innings against the San Diego Padres on the road and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He allowed three runs on five hits in that game while walking two and striking out five. Haren is 7-4 this year with a 3.62 ERA and he has only walked 16 batters in 92 innings of work.
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has hit a home run off of Haren, but he has just three hits in 16 at-bats against him overall. Omar Infante is 10-for-18 against Haren in his career with a double and four strikeouts.
Veteran right-hander James Shields ended up with a no decision in his start against the Seattle Mariners last week, but he probably deserved a loss. He gave up five runs in seven innings in that game while walking one and striking out four. Shields has an 8-3 record this season despite giving up 113 hits in 104.2 innings.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has nine hits in 34 at-bats against Shields in his career with a double, a home run and three RBI. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 8-for-23 against him with a home run and two RBI.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-35-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 35-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City
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