Joe D's MLB 78% Grand Slam Winner
St. Louis vs. Kansas City,
06/24/2012 14:10 EDT,
Score: 11 - 8
Money Line: -150 St. Louis
Today's winner is St. Louis over Kansas City. This is my Grand Slam Play.
The Cardinals have shredded the Royals for 19 runs and 33 hits in the first two games of this series. St. Louis has taken 7 of their L10 meetings over Kansas City. The Defending World Series Champions are the only team in their Division to own a winning road record at 20-19 away from home. They face the worst home team baseball, as KC is a dismal 11-22when hosting. The Cards offense ranks among the best in the Majors. They are 5th in scoring with 4.93 RPG, 2nd in Team BA at .278, 3rd in OPS at .780, and 8th in HRs with 84. Getting back some key players from injury has helped surge the unit. They are happy to have Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter back in the lineup. Today, they send Lance Lynn to the mound. The RH is 10-3 with a 2.80 ERA on the season, including an away record of 6-2. The staffs ERA and Wins Leader is holding batters to a mere .223 average, striking out 90 in only 86 2/3 IP. He faces a Kansas City squad that is 24th in the league, scoring just 3.86 RPG and rank 27th in Home Runs with only 51 round-trippers. The lineup lacks both consistency and power. The Royals have Jonathan Sanchez throwing today. The LH is 1-3 with a 5.70 mark this season, which includes an 0-1 record at home with a whopping ERA of 8.04. The Cardinals are 21-7 their L28 games played at the Royals, 5-2 their L7 games played on the road, and 11-4 in Lynns L15 starts. The Royals are 2-5 their L7 games played vs. teams with a winning record, 16-36 their L52 games played as a home 'dog, and 2-5 in Sanchezs L7 starts. Take St. Louis. Thank you.