Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (45-43) at Detroit Tigers (46-43)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
D Duffy (4-1) (3.09) vs. M Pelfrey (2-8) (4.94)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +107 / Kansas City Royals -117 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
In MLB action from Comerica Park on Saturday, the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers will be continuing their series.
This will be game two of the set. On Friday in the opener, the Tigers secured a 4-2 victory.
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For Saturday’s matchup, lefty Danny Duffy will be taking the mound for the Royals. In his 27 games (11 starts) this year, Duffy holds a 4-1 record with a 3.09 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP in 81.2 innings. In his last start against the Mariners, Duffy put up 6.1 innings with seven hits and six runs in a no-decision.
Kansas City has a pretty well-rounded group at the plate. Eric Hosmer heads the charge with 100 hits, 46 runs, 13 homers and 49 RBI. Alcides Escobar has put up 97 hits with 29 runs and 23 RBI. Lorenzo Cain sits on 83 hits, 39 runs and 39 RBI.
Over on the Detroit side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Mike Pelfrey. Over his 18 games (17 starts) and 2-8 record, Pelfrey holds a 4.58 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP in 98.1 innings. In his last outing in Toronto, Pelfrey put up six innings with six hits and one earned in a loss.
The Tigers have a good set of hitters as well. Ian Kinsler leads the way on 103 hits with 16 homers, 52 RBI and 71 runs. Nick Castellanos has put up 99 hits with 45 runs, 17 home runs and 51 RBI. Miguel Cabrera is right there as well on 98 hits with 49 runs, 18 homers and 53 RBI.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last five Saturday games, and 1-5 in their last six game twos of a series. Kansas City is also 4-1 in Duffy’s last five Saturday starts and 8-3 in Duffy’s last 11 starts overall.
As for the Tigers, they’re 5-0 in Pelfrey’s last five home starts, and 4-1 in Pelfrey’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Detroit is also 49-24 in their last 73 home games against a left-handed starter, and 0-4 in Pelfrey’s last four starts following a quality start in his last appearance.
Pelfrey has been pitching pretty well in his last couple of outings, but I’ll stick with Duffy and the Tigers here.