Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:10 PM on ROOT, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Seattle Mariners - Elias, R (6-5) vs. Kansas City Royals - Ventura, Y (5-5)
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Rookie starter Roenis Elias will try to pick up his seventh win of the year for the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon when he goes up against Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals.
Left-hander Roenis Elias won for the sixth time this season when he was able to beat the San Diego Padres at home. He went seven innings in that outing and gave up just one run on three hits while striking out six and walking zero. Elias has been able to limit opposing hitters to just 78 hits in 92 innings and he has struck out 80.
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is a perfect 2-for-2 against Elias in his career and he is the only player on his team to hit a home run off of the lefty.
22-year-old Yordano Ventura picked up his third win in a row in his start against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday after pitching seven strong innings. He gave up three earned runs in that game and was able to striking out four while walking two. Ventura has done a good job of keeping the ball in the ballpark this season, allowing just six home runs in 77.1 innings of work.
Brad Miller has not been able to get a hit against Ventura in five at-bats, while Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley is 1-for-4 against him with a solo home run.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 30-39-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 34-34-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/12/14 1B Justin Smoak Quad 15-day DL (6/10)
06/12/14 CF Michael Saunders Shoulder 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Kansas City Royals
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 Seattle
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