Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 05/20/2022 – Kauffman Stadium will be the venue for a matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. This will be the inaugural game of a three-game series between these two teams. The Minnesota Twins are proudly dominating the AL Central, with a record of 22-16, with the White Sox following closely. The Kansas City Royals are in the fourth position of the division with a record of 16-19. The latest baseball predictions foresee the Kansas City Royals to win in this game.
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 05/20/2022
|When:||Friday, May 20, 8:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
The Minnesota Twins faced the Oakland Athletics in their last pairing and won 14-4. The Minnesota offense is led by Max Kepler who has a current batting percentage of .259 this season. The leader in home runs is Byron Buxton who has bagged 11 homers so far. Jorge Polanco is leading the team in RBIs with 22 to his name. On the mound, the Minnesota Twins will be posting Devin Smeltzer who is currently 4-2 with a 4.10 ERA.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 37, AB 136, R 15, H 32, 2B 8, 3B 0, HR 4, RBI 22, TB 52, BB 21, SO 39, SB 2, AVG 0.235, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.382, OPS 0.718, WAR 1.2), Max Kepler RF (GP 36, AB 116, R 13, H 30, 2B 5, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 16, TB 50, BB 16, SO 22, SB 1, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.358, SLG 0.431, OPS 0.789, WAR 1.3).
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals played against the White Sox in their last matchup and won 6-2. The Kansas City offense is led by Andrew Benintendi who has a present batting percentage of .302 as of now. The highest number of home runs on the team is Salvador Perez who has bagged six homers so far. The Kansas City Royals will be handing the ball to Daniel Lynch against the Minnesota Twins. Lynch is currently 2-2 with a 3.30 ERA.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield 2B (GP 37, AB 152, R 14, H 30, 2B 5, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 16, TB 41, BB 8, SO 22, SB 6, AVG 0.197, OBP 0.232, SLG 0.27, OPS 0.501, WAR 0), Bobby Witt Jr. SS (GP 37, AB 138, R 18, H 31, 2B 9, 3B 2, HR 4, RBI 15, TB 56, BB 6, SO 38, SB 5, AVG 0.225, OBP 0.267, SLG 0.406, OPS 0.673, WAR 0.4).
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Twins are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Minnesota are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games played on a Friday.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Kansas City are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Kansas City are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the American League.
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The Minnesota Twins have not been so consistent in their performance in recent years. The Royals have a much better chance in this game with David Lynch on their side. The Kansas City Royals are expected to win this game as per expert MLB predictions.
Score Prediction: Royals 4, Twins 2.