Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:10 PM on ROOT, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Seattle Mariners - Young, C (6-4) vs. Kansas City Royals - Vargas, J (7-2)
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Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners and Chris Young will take on the Kansas City Royals and Jason Vargas. Young makes his 14th start and 15th appearance as Vargas makes his 16th start.
Chris Young got the win his last time out and that improved his record to 6 – 4 with a 3.40 ERA. In that start, Young pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 6. Young is on the comeback trail after missing the 2013 season after undergoing surgery to repair a nerve condition that was putting pressure on his shoulder.
The big right-hander comes into this start having beaten the Royals earlier this season. In that outing, Young allowed just a run on 3 hits in 8 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks while striking out 3.
Jason Vargas notched another win in his last outing and that took his record to 7 – 2 with a 3.25 ERA. In 7 innings of work, Vargas gave up 2 runs and 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Vargas is well ahead of last year’s pace and should easily surpass 2013’s 9 - 8 record and 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the Los Angeles Angels.
Last season, Vargas was 2 - 1 with a 2.11 ERA in 3 starts against the Mariners. This season, Vargas has a win over Seattle after throwing 7 scoreless innings and allowing just 3 hits while striking out 6.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 30-38-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 34-33-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.3
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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