Detroit Tigers (22-32) at Kansas City Royals (23-33)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Michael Fulmer (0-2) (8.17) vs. Kris Bubic (1-6) (3.97)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -125 / Detroit Tigers +115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Thursday in MLB action at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Tigers have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 55 hits and 29 RBI while Victor Reyes and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 99 hits and 46 RBI. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 8.17 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 2-5 with a 4.55 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 65 hits and 30 RBI while Maikel Franco and Salvador Perez have combined for 107 hits and 63 RBI. Kris Bubic gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 3.97 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Bubic’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 18-41 in their last 59 during game 1 of a series, 20-51 in their last 71 road games and 51-125 in their last 176 overall. The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Tigers last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Royals last 4 overall. The Tigers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Kansas City.
Michael Fulmer has allowed nine runs and 17 hits in his last 11 innings while Kris Bubic has allowed three earned runs and 11 hits in his last 17.1 innings. The Detroit Tigers can't win these days and Fulmer isn't the pitcher to get them out of this funk. Bubic may have an ugly record, but he's given the Royals chances to win each time he takes the mound. The Tigers seem to be in a much worse spot. Give me the Royals at home.