Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Free Pick 9/15/13
Kansas City Royals (78-70) at Detroit Tigers (85-63)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Jeremy Guthrie (R) (14-10) (4.107) vs. Max Scherzer (R) (19-3) (3.010)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -205 / Kansas City Royals +190 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals face off on Sunday as they close out their series in Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers never got the bats going on Saturday as they lost to the Royals at home. Victor Martinez had two hits and Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter each had hits as the Tigers failed to score on seven hits, Starting pitcher Doug Fister allowed eight hits and a run while striking out six over 7.2 innings to take the loss. For Sunday’s game the Tigers start Max Scherzer who is 19-3 with a 3.01 ERA for th season and 0-2 with a 6.19 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Kansas City Royals shut down the Tigers on Saturday to get the win in Detroit. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas had two hits each and Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each had hits as the Royals scored oe run on eight hits in all. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana allowed five hits and struck out five over 6.2 innings to get the win and Greg Holland earned his 43rd save. For Sunday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who is 14-10 o the season with a 4.11 ERA and 1-0 in his last three starts with a 3.32 ERA.
Detroit is 31-15 in their last 46 games as a favorite, 1-4 in game three of a series, and 43-15 in Scherzer’s last 58 starts as a home favorite. Kansas City is 5-1 in game three of a series, 14-6 in their last 20 games, and 28-13 in Guthrie’s last 41 starts. Kansas City is 4-12 in their last 16 games in Detroit.
Scherzer has had a few shots at win number 20 and he gets it here as the Tigers win.