Twins at Royals 9/29/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/28/2019 at 7:51 PM ET

The Minnesota Twins visit the Kansas City Royals Sunday for the final game of the regular season for both clubs. The Twins defeated the Royals on Friday 6-2 to record their 100th win of the season. The Twins are a record fourth team to break the century mark in wins this season. Ryan LaMarre and Miguel Sano each hit two-run home runs in the victory. 

Eric Skoglund fell to 0-3 on the season. Whit Merrifield singled during the first for hit No. 202 on the season and scored on a groundout by Alex Gordon. Merrifield hit a triple during the fifth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jorge Soler, who has 113 RBIs. The game was called for inclement weather after seven innings during a long rain delay.

Nelson Cruz is the Minnesota team leader in batting average at .309 and in home runs with 40. Eddie Rosario leads in RBIs with 109, while Jorge Polanco leads in hits with 186. As a team, Minnesota has a .270 batting average. On Sunday, the Twins will send Martin Perez to the mound. The lefthander is 10-7 with an ERA of 5.13, 130 Ks and 64 BBs.

Whit Merrifield leads Kansas City with a .301 batting average and in hits with 203. Jorge Soler leads KC in home runs with 45 and in RBIs with 113. As a team, Kansas City is averaging .245 at the plate. On Sunday, the Royals will send Jorge Lopez to the mound. The right-hander is 4-9 with an ERA of 6.35, 106 Ks and 42 BBs.

Minnesota has dominated this head-to-head winning 6 of the last 8 played in Kansas City and 7 of the last 8 overall against the Royals. The Twins have won 6 of Perez’s last 8 starts and 5 of their lefthander’s last 6 starts versus an opponent with winning record. The Royals have lost 13 of Lopez’s last 18 starts overall. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 7-3.

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