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Baltimore vs Kansas: MLB ALCS Game 1 Playoff Prediction

Baltimore vs Kansas: MLB ALCS Game 1 Playoff Prediction

Two MLB franchises that have not played in the World Series for a combined 62 years are on the verge of doing just that as Baltimore and Kansas City open the American League Champion Series tonight. It will be refreshing to have some new competitors in the postseason when the Orioles and Royals clash at 8:07 PM ET on October 10, 2014, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland

Cardiac Kansas City Royals just keep on winning

In playoff mode since the All-Star break, when they trailed Detroit by 6.5 games in the AL Central, Kansas City has been an amazing story this season. Although they didn’t catch the Tigers, a 41-27 run in the second half earned the Royals an AL Wild Card berth. Down 7-3 in the eighth inning against Oakland, KC pushed the game into overtime and defeated the Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings to move on to the ALDS. Following two 11-inning games, that they won 3-2 and 4-1, the Royals swept away the Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 win in Game 3 to advance to the ALCS. The Cardiac KC Kids indeed.

Ball bashing Baltimore Orioles open the ALCS on their home turf

There was considerably less regular season drama in Baltimore as the Orioles ran away with the American League East pennant. Holding a slim 1.5 game lead to open August, the Orioles went 36-19 the rest of the way to win the AL East by 12 games over New York. With home field advantage, Baltimore defeated Detroit 12-3 and 7-6 in the first two games of the ALDS and then swept the Tigers away with 2-1 Game 3 victory in Detroit. Baltimore loves to bash the ball as they led the majors with 211 home runs during the regular season and then hit another four big flies in the ALDS.

ALCS Game One Call: This is a classic “small ball vs long ball” match-up as the MLB stolen base leading Royals battle the home run happy Orioles. Royals ace RHP Jeff Shields (14-8 ERA 3.21) faces Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (13-6 ERA 3.34) in the battle on the bump and that gives Kansas City a slight advantage here. Not expecting either team to blow out the other, we are backing Kansas City with a 500 unit wager on the run line posted on the betting board at the wagering website.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals – ALCS Game 1 Betting Lines

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals – ALCS Game 1 Betting Lines

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