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Major League Baseball
Kansas City -120
The losing streak stops here for Kansas City. The Royals head into Saturday's game against the Twins having lost 8 straight, including a 4-6 defeat to these Twins in yesterday's series opener. The big thing to keep in mind with Kansas City's recent slump is that 7 of the 8 losses came on the road. They have a winning record at home on the season and I like the pitching matchup here.
Jason Hammel has been up and down to start, but did pitch extremely well in his last start at home, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits in 6 innings against the Giants. He's more than capable of shutting down this Minnesota offense. The Twins will counter with Phil Hughes, who despite a 3-1 record has a less than impressive 4.71 ERA and 1.333 WHIP. Hughes also owns a 4.97 ERA in 13 career starts against the Royals.
The Twins are 5-15 in their last 20 road games against right-handed starters, 7-19 in their last 26 following a win, and 6-20 in their last 26 after scoring 5 or more runs in their last game. Take Kansas City!
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