Pittsburgh Pirates at Kansas City Royals - 9/13/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Pirates (14-28) at Kansas City Royals (18-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Chad Kuhl (1-1) (3.38) vs. Brad Keller (3-2) (2.60)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -140 / Pittsburgh Pirates +130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals face off on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium in an interleague showdown. The Royals have won each of the first two games of this series and will look for a sweep in this one.
The Pirates have really struggled this season and the offense has been a big reason why. The Pirates did score four runs on Saturday, and that is actually pretty good for what their offense can usually put up. Only twice in the last 11 games, the Pirates have scored more than five runs. The Pirates don’t have any players who have driven in more than 19 runs. Erik Gonzalez has been the best player for the Pirates driving in 19 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Royals who have been up and down this season but coming into this game they have won five games in a row. On Saturday, the Royals scored seven runs led by Adalberto Mondesi who drove in two RBI’s. Maikel Franco has been the best player for the Royals hitting seven home runs and driving in 30 RBI’s.
Chad Kuhl will get the start for the Pirates and coming into this game he sits with a 1-1 record and an EAR of 3.38.
Brad Keller will get the start for the Royals and coming into this game he sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 2.60,In this game the Royals need to get a good start from Keller.
The under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 games played on Sunday by the Pirates. The Pirates are 7-20 in their last 27 interleague games. The under is 10-3-1 in the Royals last 14 home games. The Royals are 6-2 in their last eight games as a favorite. The Pirates are 7-3 in the last ten meetings against the Royals.
Keller has been lights out this season and he is going to have no issue getting the job done. Look for the Pirates to struggle to score and the Royals will have no issue getting the job done. Back the Royals on the run line.