Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (79-77) at Detroit Tigers (83-72)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
E Volquez (10-11) (5.30) vs. Matt Boyd (6-4) (4.25)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -143 / Kansas City Royals +133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-Kansas City
The Detroit Tigers need a win versus Kansas City to stay in the Wild Card race.
The Kansas City Royals have been on a slide and are no longer in the running for the postseason. The Kansas City Royals put an end to a four game skid and cooled off the Tigers for a day in a 7-4 win on the road. The pen and offense saved the day as starter Yordano Ventura allowed three runs on ten hits over four frames with six relievers holding serve. KC totaled ten hits and walked three times with Eric Hosmer hitting a three run bomb with Kendrys Morales going solo while Paulo Orlando driving in two more. Veteran Edinson Volquez gets the ball against the rival Tigers shooting for back to back quality starts. Volquez did not get a decision in a 2-1 loss at Cleveland with a run allowed over 6.2 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers are playing well in their attempt to snag one of the Wild Cards. Following a five game slide the Tigers postseason drive was halted for the day in Saturday’s defeat. Detroit starter Daniel Norris gave up two runs through 5.2 innings before Francisco Rodriguez blew the save and absorbed the loss with five runs in 2/3 of an inning. The Tigers pounded out 14 hits and walked four times with JD Martinez driving in two while Cameron Maybin went 3-5 with two RBI’s and two runs. The Tigers turn to Matt Boyd for Saturday’s start against visiting Kansas City. Boyd comes off an 8-1 win at Minnesota where he gave up the lone run through eight frames.
The over is 20-6-1 in Kansas City’s last 27 overall and is 20-6-1 in their last 27 on grass while the under is 20-9 in their last 29 Sunday games. The under is 14-6-2 in Detroit’s last 22 home games and is 11-5-1 in their last 17 Sunday games while the Tigers are 7-2 in Boyd’s last 9 starts. I’m going with the playoff hopeful team…