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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 9/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (67-68) at Detroit Tigers (59-77)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Jake Junis (6-2) (4.83) vs. Artie Lewicki (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +124 / Kansas City Royals -134 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Detroit, FS-Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park for a Monday MLB matchup with the Detroit Tigers.

The Kansas City Royals have time to make a last ditch run at the Wild Card but it has to begin now. The Royals entered Sunday’s matchup at the Minnesota Twins with losses in seven of ten before rallying for a 5-4 victory. KC starter Ian Kennedy was hurt by his defense with two of the four runs allowed being unearned over 5.2 frames while four relievers put up zeros. Kansas City did their damage on nine hits and a trio of free passes with Melky Cabrera going deep and driving in two while Lorenzo Cain went 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s and two runs. Rookie right hander Jake Junis has been named the Monday starter for the Kansas City Royals versus the Detroit Tigers. Junis picked up a 6-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays last time out with a run allowed on three hits while striking out eight in 5.2 frames.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - 9/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers have a chance to throw a Monkey Wrench in to the postseason hopes of several teams going forward. The Tigers absorbed loss number four in a row following an 11-1 loss to visiting Cleveland who hasn’t tasted defeat in two weeks. Detroit starter Chad Bell was hit hard with five runs plated on eight hits and a pair of walks through four innings to fall to 0-2 while Zac Reininger and Daniel Norris combined to give up five more runs. Detroit totaled eight hits and walked twice with JaCby Jones driving in a run on a double play that plated Jeimer Candelario.  The Detroit Tigers are calling Artie Lewicki from AAA Toledo to make his Major League debut against the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday. In 69 appearances (56 starts), Lewicki has a record of 22-18 with an ERA of 3.34.

Kansas City are 2-7 in their last 9 overall and Kansas City are 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass. The under is 8-1 in Detroit last 9 overall and the under is 8-1 in Detroit last 9 on grass while Detroit are 7-20 in their last 27 overall. The over is 12-5 in the last 1ast 17 meetings.

I need a crystal ball to know what to expect from Lewicki because laying this much juice with Kansas City seems like a bad alternative…

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