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Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

A winning streak will be on the line for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday when they battle the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ervin Santana in this game. Santana has a 6-6 record and a 3.06 ERA this season.

Santana's opponent in this one will be Michael Pelfrey. The Twins righthander has a 5.15 ERA to go along with a 4-8 record this season.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 51-51 SU
Minnesota: 45-57 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Wednesday, July 31