Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Kansas City Royals on Friday October 23th at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: ALCS
KANSAS CITY LEADS 3-2
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday October 23
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines:Toronto Blue Jays -134; Kansas City Royals +124
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers:Blue Jays LH David Price (1-2, 7.02 ERA) vs. Royals RH Yordano Ventura (0-1, 6.57)
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The Blue Jays saved elimination game 1, but still have 2 more to go as they get set to return the series to Kansas City.
Toronto, behind Marco Estrada, dominated Game 5 as the Rogers Centre fans sent the Jays off to screaming roars in hopes of stealing 2 on the road.
Toronto will send out LH David Price, who was acquired for situations just as this. He’ll be opposed by Yordano Ventura.
Toronto’s deadline deals are making an impact at the right time as Toronto improved to 2-0 in elimination games this postseason.
Troy Tulowitzki cleared the bases for a 3 run double that sent the Rogers Centre into pandemonium as the Blue Jays went up 5-0 and essentially put the game away. From one deadline deal to another, David Price has a chance to remove his postseason struggles and have them all forgotten with a solid performance on Friday.
David Price has been abysmal as a playoff starter. He is now 0-7 in 7 starts and 2 of those losses have come this postseason.
Price has allowed 10 runs in 13.2 innings of work in 2 starts. Price’s best start came in Game 2 as he had tossed 6 scoreless innings and led 3-0.
After a misplayed ball in right, the Royals had all the momentum and began to tee off on Price and knocked him out of the game and eventually he got the loss.
Kansas City did exactly what they needed to do. They stole one game in Toronto and will now have two chances inside the confines of Kauffman Stadium, where they are 55-31, to clinch a spot in the World Series against the Mets.
The Royals bats were held silent for the first all series as they couldn’t solve Marco Estrada in Game 5.
Yordano Ventura has the chance to give the Royals that spot as he searches for his first postseason win this year. Ventura has had a roller coaster of a season as he was sent down for struggling mid way through the season, but after an injury he was immediately called back and up and was essentially a new pitcher.
Ventura allowed 3 runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings of work against David Price in Game 2. Ventura received the no decision after the offense exploded in the 7th.
3B Mike Moustakas is just 5 for 35 this postseason.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 18-4 in their last 22 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 13-4 in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Blue Jays are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. American League Central.
- Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 League Championship games.
- Royals are 11-4 in their last 15 overall.
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Toronto’s David Price is certainly due. Aside from that though, clutch gene will kick in here. Price knows this is exactly why he was acquired. Anything short of a brilliant start is an ultimate fail as the Blue Jays need him now.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 4 – Kansas City 1
The Price is right in Game 6 as Toronto shuts down Kansas City and forces a Game 7.
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