St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals - 9/21/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Cardinals (26-24) at Kansas City Royals (21-32)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Adam Wainwright (5-1) (2.87) vs. Carlos Hernandez (0-0) (3.86)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +134 / St. Louis Cardinals -145 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals meet Monday in MLB action at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won five straight games when scoring more than one run. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 50 hits and 19 RBI while Tommy Edman and Kolten Wong have combined for 85 hits and 36 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 5-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Royals have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 61 hits and 30 RBI while Maikel Franco and Salvador Perez have combined for 98 hits and 55 RBI. Carlos Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Hernandez’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 35-16 in their last 51 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague home games, 20-43 in their last 63 games as an underdog and 16-37 in their last 53 Monday games. The under is 8-3-2 in Cardinals last 13 road games. The under is 4-1 in Royals last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings in Kansas City and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Adam Wainwright has allowed seven runs and 18 hits in his last 19.1 innings while Carlos Hernandez has allowed four runs and eight hits in 9.1 innings this season. Wainwright has looked like Wainwright of old this season and the Cardinals are playing some of their best baseball of the season right now. The Kansas City Royals are piling up the losses and the offense isn't producing. Hernandez also has a small sample size with just 9.1 MLB innings under his belt, so he's hard to trust. Give me the Cardinals.