Royals vs. A's Free Pick
After splitting the first two games of the series, the Royals and A's will play the rubber match today at 4:05PM ET in Oakland.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the A's are -105 on the money line to beat the Royals, who have odds of -115, making them slight favorites to win on the road. With Kris Medlen set to square off against Chris Bassitt in the pitching matchup, the total is sitting at 8 runs, up from 7.5.
Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer in the A's 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. It was the only hit he had in the game but he now has three home runs and eight RBI on the year to pair with a .250/.348/.525 slash line. Stephen Vogt also homered for a second straight game.
For the Royals, Mike Moustakas went hitless in five plate appearances in his return from a hamstring injury. He sat out Friday's game with the minor aliment but was healthy enough to play yesterday. Alcides Escobar went 2-for-5 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in the victory.
THE PICK: Despite the loss, the Royals are still 5-1 in their last six games in Oakland and 5-1 in their last six games overall versus the A's. They're also a perfect 5-0 in Medlen's last five road starts and 4-1 in his last five starts overall, while the A's are just 1-7 in Bassitt's last eight starts and winless at 0-4 in his last four outings following a quality start in his last appearance.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: KANSAS CITY ROYALS -115