MLB Same-Game Parlay for Monday: Cleveland Guardians vs. Kansas City Royals (September 5)
Steph Chambers/Getty Images. Pictured: Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez
Cleveland Guardians vs. Kansas City Royals Odds
|Over/Under||7.5 (+105 / -125)|
|Time||8:10 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
Labor Day is a day to honor American workers. It is also a day to sit back and enjoy baseball and a ton of good barbecue all day.
Some of the nation's best BBQ can be found in Kansas City, where the Royals will be hosting the Cleveland Guardians.
While enjoying your barbecue, it would only be right to cook up a same-game parlay and make some money on your off day, as well. Let's start with the pitching matchup.
The Parlay (odds): +854
- Triston McKenzie To Record 6 Strikeouts -200
- Brady Singer Over 4.5 Strikeouts +116
- Jose Ramirez To Record 2 Total Bases +115
- Steven Kwan To Record A Hit -270
Same-Game Parlay – Cleveland Guardians vs. Kansas City Royals
Triston McKenzie To Record 6 Strikeouts
After a four-hour rain delay, the Guardians may be a little weary after a loss in 11 innings to the Seattle Mariners. However, the team will get a boost from having Triston McKenzie on the mound.
McKenzie is enjoying a breakout season and has emerged as the team's clear No. 2 starter behind Shane Bieber. He has a 3.18 ERA along with 149 strikeouts in 152.2 innings.
The strikeout numbers have been very impressive of late. In six August starts, McKenzie had 43 strikeouts in 38.2 innings. Most notably, he struck out 14 against the White Sox on Aug. 19.
Tonight, McKenzie will be going against a Royals team that has a 22.5% Strikeout Percentage over the last 30 days. Today's line is set at 6.5, which he has hit in four of his last seven starts.
For the parlay, I will be taking McKenzie to get six strikeouts, which he has hit in five of his last seven starts. He will be going pitch for pitch with another talented starter on the side.
Brady Singer Over 4.5 Strikeouts
After a topsy-turvy start to his season, Singer has really settled in over the last two months. In his last 11 starts, he is 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 67.2 innings. Singer is also even better on his home mound. He has a 3.01 ERA at home compared to 3.83 on the road.
During his impressive run, Singer has really found his strikeout pitch. Singer has recorded at least six strikeouts in eight of his last 11 starts. He has had at least five strikeouts in nine of his last 11 starts.
His line is 4.5 on FanDuel today, so we will only need five from him, which he has hit at an 81% clip of late.
Now, the Guardians can be difficult to strike out at times, which only a 16% Strikeout Percentage over its last 30 games. However, Singer had five in his last start against the Guardians on July 8. I like this spot at plus money with the roll Singer has been on.
Jose Ramirez To Record 2 Total Bases
While Singer has been on a roll, Jose Ramirez has had his number. There is no shame in that as Ramirez is one of the best hitters in the league.
He is 5-for-11 against Singer with a home run and five RBIs. He homered off Singer on April 10 and doubled against him on July 8. Either of those would give Ramirez two total bases with one swing of the bat.
Ramirez is third in the major leagues with 39 doubles this season. He is also 10th with an .885 OPS. Over his last 15 games, he has four home runs and 10 runs batted in.
Steven Kwan To Record A Hit
For the last leg, I am going with one of the most consistent hitters in the majors this season.
As a rookie, Steven Kwan is hitting .293 with 130 hits and a .367 On-Base Percentage. He ranks 18th in the major leagues in batting average.
Kwan had a cold spell recently, going hitless in three of four games last week. He quickly snapped out of it with four hits in 14 ABs in the three-game series against the Mariners.
Overall, Kwan has recorded at least one hit in 20 of his last 25 games. He is also 2-for-4 against Singer this season.
I like Kwan to get in the hit column again tonight.