Kansas City takes 8-game skid into matchup with Detroit
Kansas City Royals (16-17, third in AL Central) versus Detroit Tigers (10-24, fifth in AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (1-3, 3.41 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Tiger: Matthew Boyd (2-3, 2.27 ERA, .93 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tiger +121, Royals -139; over / under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the game as the loser in the last eight games.
The Tigers are 5-13 against the rest of their division. Detroit’s team base percentage of .276 is the last in the American League. Robbie Grossman leads the team with an OBP of 0.379.
The Royals are 7-11 against AL Central Division teams. Kansas City has completed 31 home races as a team this season. Salvador Perez leads the club with seven, an average of one for every 18.7 bats.
The Royals won the last meeting 3-2. Brad Keller took his second win and Carlos Santana went 1-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Kansas City. Spencer Turnbull recorded his first loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMER: Akil Baddoo leads the Tigers with 12 additional base hits and beats .195.
Perez leads the Royals with 15 additional base hits and 18 RBIs.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Tiger: 2-8, .222 batting average, 6.75 ERA, exceeded by 33 runs
Royals: 1-9, .230 batting average, 6.65 ERA, exceeded by 37 runs
INJURIES: Tiger: Julio Tehran: (shoulder), Erasmo Ramirez: (right chest), Derek Holland: (left shoulder), Wilson Ramos: (load on the lumbar spine).
Royals: Kyle Zimmer: (left trap), Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (right shoulder), Adalberto Mondesi: (right oblique strain), Cam Gallagher: (concussion).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.