The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics meet Thursday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. The Royals look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Athletics look for a win after winning six of their last seven games.
The Kansas City Royals have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Royals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 64 hits and 40 RBI while Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 119 hits and 65 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Minor is 2-5 with a 3.60 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Athletics have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Mark Canha leads the Athletics with 58 hits and 25 RBI while Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie have combined for 110 hits and 70 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 4.52 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Montas is 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 9-1-2 in Royals last 12 overall. The under is 5-0 in Athletics last 5 home games. The Royals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland and 7-19 in the last 26 meetings.
The Royals are a tough sell in their current form, as the losses are piling up the offense isn’t producing. The A’s have played some of their best ball at home this season Montas is a pitcher who should get better with more reps. The price isn’t crazy here. Give me the Athletics at home.