Major League Baseball Selection

By Andrew Orzechowski, Contributing Editor
2014 MLB Regular Season Record: 26-29; -922 units

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kansas City (55-52) AT OAKLAND (66-41), 9:35 PM (ET)
TV: FSN-KC, CSN-CA
Jeremy Guthrie (RHP) vs. Sonny Gray (RHP)

The Oakland Athletics host the Kansas City Royals tonight for the opener of a three-game series. The Royals are 7-2 in their last nine games while the Athletics just lost two of three from the Houston Astros.

Making the start for Oakland will be Sonny Gray, who is having an outstanding season. He is 12-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 21 starts this year. Gray hasn't yet faced the Royals in his career.

Meanwhile, the Royals counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who is 6-9 this season with a 4.70 ERA. Versus the Athletics, Guthrie is 3-4 with a 4.80 ERA in 50.2 innings in his career. Kansas City has been playing well as of late but tonight will be a tough game for them as they go up against one of the top teams in baseball.

SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Oakland at -215.

PITCHING TRENDS REPORT

Jeremy Guthrie (6-9, 4.70)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 3-4, 4.80
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-0, 0.00
2014 Profit/Loss: +222

Sonny Gray (12-3, 2.65)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 0-0, 0.00
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-0, 0.00
2014 Profit/Loss: +679

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