Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to face the Kansas City Royals in the final game of their three-game series at Kauffman Stadium, with the Pirates aiming to maintain their recent good form and the Royals looking to bounce back from their offensive struggles. Read on for our free match preview and betting picks.

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Match Live Wednesday 30th August, 8:10 PM ET
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Key Stats
– The Pirates have scored four or more runs in seven of their last nine games.
– The Royals have recorded three or fewer runs in four consecutive games.
– The Royals rank 2nd in the league for triples (35) but 29th for on-base percentage (.297).
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Pittsburgh Pirates Win (-112)

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals predictions: Pirates Look to Keep Momentum Against Royals in Kauffman Stadium

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals are set to clash in the final game of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The Pirates have started off the series on a high note, taking the first game with a 5-0 shutout win, followed by a 6-3 victory in the second game.

Pittsburgh Pirates In the series opener, the Pirates capitalized on 12 team hits to secure a convincing 5-0 win. Johan Oviedo dominated on the mound, allowing only two hits and two walks while striking out five. In the second game, Liover Peguero led the offensive charge with three hits, two runs, three RBIs, and a homer, contributing to the 6-3 win. Andre Jackson will be starting for the Pirates on Wednesday. Jackson has a 0-1 record with a 4.91 ERA in 12 games (two starts) this year. However, he has shown improvement recently with a 3.32 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his last 19 innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Facts

  • The Pirates have lost their last 13 Wednesday night games against American League opponents.
  • They have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 13 Wednesday night games against American League opponents.
  • They have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five Wednesday night games against American League opponents with a losing record.

Kansas City Royals On the other side, the Royals have struggled offensively in the series. In the opener, only three batters managed to get on base, with MJ Melendez and Drew Waters each recording one hit. Despite taking a 1-0 lead for a few innings in the second game, things eventually unraveled for Kansas City. However, Freddy Fermin did manage to record two hits and two RBIs, and Cole Ragans pitched seven clean frames with nine strikeouts. Angel Zerpa will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on Wednesday. Zerpa has a 1-2 record with a 7.79 ERA in seven games (two starts) this year, and a 3-4 record with a 4.59 ERA in his career.

Kansas City Royals Team Facts

  • The Royals have lost their last seven night games after playing the previous day.
  • They have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four night games against teams with a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for triples this season (35) but 29th for on-base percentage (.297).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 27th in the league for batting average (.235) but 4th for walks (470).

Andrew’s Free Pick The Pirates have been in good form recently, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last nine games, and a combined 11 runs in the first two games of this series. Meanwhile, the Royals are in a scoring slump, with three or fewer runs in four straight games, and two or fewer runs in three of the last four. With Jackson coming off a solid performance against the Cubs, he should be able to keep the Pirates in the game, and their offense should do the rest.

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