Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday October 21st at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario. 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 3-1
Toronto Blue Jays (4-5) vs. Kansas City Royals (6-3)
Date: Wednesday October 21
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
MLB Betting Lines:Toronto Blue Jays -144; Kansas City Royals +134
MLB Betting Total: OFF
Probable Pitchers:Royals RH Edinson Volquez (1-1, 2.31 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (1-1, 3.09)
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When Cliff Pennington comes into pitch, you know things are bad.
Kansas City sits just 1 game away from a World Series birth as they get set for the 3rd and final game in Toronto this series.
The Royals made a joke of Game 4 as they routed the Blue Jays 14-2, a game in which they dropped a 4 spot in the first inning.
The Royals meant all business in Game 4. Ben Zobrist knocked a 2 run homer in the first inning and the Royals added on 2 more to put up a 5 spot on RA Dickey.
The Blue Jays scrambled through their bullpen, but it was for not as the Royals pounded out 14 runs.
Alcides Escobar finished 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs and Lorenzo Cain extended his post season hitting streak as he finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Both Zobrist and Rios homered in the win.
In hopes of avoiding having the series go back to Kansas City, the Royals will go with Edinson Volquez, who pitched a gem in Game 1.
Volquez finished Game 1 with a win as he allowed just 2 hits over 6.0 scoreless innings.
Toronto’s dugout and on field players got a kick out of Cliff Pennington coming on in the 9th inning to pitch.
While it may have given them a bit of comic relief, at the end of the day it was the Royals who got the last laugh. Toronto is now just one game away from elimination and will need to win Game 5 at home and steal 2 road games if they hope to advance any further.
Toronto will go with Marco Estrada, who lost to Volquez in Game 1 inside Kauffman Stadium. Estrada finished with 3 runs on 6 hits in 5.1 innings of work. The Royals are tough match up for him as he is not a strike out pitcher.
OF Jose Bautista, who hit the go ahead 3 run home run in Game 5 of the ALDS is just 2 for 12 in the series. He has walked 6 times, but the Royals have made sure he doesn’t make a serious impact on the series.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
- Blue Jays are 11-3 in their last 14 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 25-9 in their last 34 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. American League Central.
4* Free Game 5 ALCS Betting Prediction: Blue Jays ML
The Blue Jays will give everything they have come Wednesday. This team traded away key minor leaguers to make themselves a contender. They simply cannot not lay down without a fight.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 6- Kansas City 3
The Jays trio of Donaldson-Bautista-Encarnacion makes a statement and the Jays sent this one back to Kansas City.
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