Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/20/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (43-50) at Kansas City Royals (46-47)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm (Royals Stadium)
Michael Fulmer (10-6) (3.06) vs. D Duffy (5-6) (3.51)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -117 / Detroit Tigers +107 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSKC, TVA
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Thursday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Detroit Tigers look for a victory here after winning four of their last six games. The Tigers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Detroit Tigers have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 89 hits and 54 RBI while Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 164 hits and 102 RBI. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 3.06 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 2-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for another win after losing four of their last six games. The Royals have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in three of their last six games. The Kansas City Royals have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 111 hits and 44 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas have combined for 181 hits and 87 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.51 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 5-7 with a 3.84 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 4 of a series, 13-5 in Fulmers last 18 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-0 in Fulmers last 4 starts. The Royals are 13-27 in their last 40 vs. American League Central, 20-8 in Duffys last 28 home starts and 4-1 in Duffys last 5 starts during game 4 of a series. The Royals are 1-4 in Duffys last 5 home starts vs. Tigers and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Wednesday's loss can really take the life out of a team, as the Tigers went from feeling they had made a comeback and won to only lose the game on a Gordon sacrifice fly. And while Fulmer has been sharp for most of this season, Duffy has an ERA well under three at home and is allowing a batting average of .241. I like the Royals to build off yesterday's victory and get another one here.