Detroit Tigers (22-33) at Kansas City Royals (24-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Spencer Turnbull vs. Brad Keller
The Line: Kansas City Royals -150 / Detroit Tigers +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium on Friday.
The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back from an 8-7 loss to the Royals on Thursday. Willi Castro and Miguel Cabrera each had three hits with three RBIs including a two-run home run each while Harold Castro added an RBI as well to round out the scoring for the Tigers in the loss. Victor Reyes and Austin Romine each had two hits while Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes and Daz Cameron each had a base hit to cap off the Tigers’ offense as a team in defeat. Mike Fulmer gave up four runs in 2.1 innings in the start, but it was Tyler Alexander who ended up with the loss in relief to fall to 2-3 this year. Spencer Turnbull will start here and is 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. In his career, Turnbull is 0-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 26 strikeouts against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals will look to build off of their win over the Cardinals on Wednesday and now the Tigers on Thursday. Sal Perez had a home run and three RBIs while Adalberto Mondesi and Maikel Franco each had two RBIs with Franco belting a home run while Mondesi went 4 for 4 at the dish. Jorge Soler added a double and an RBI to finish off the scoring for the Royals in the win. Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier each had base hits as well to finish off the offense for KC in the victory. Kris Bubic allowed four runs on eight hits with five strikeouts over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jesse Hahn got the win in relief to improve to 1-0 on the year while Jake Newberry closed things out for the save. Brad Keller will start here and is 4-3 with a 2.77 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Keller is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 24 strikeouts against the Tigers.
Detroit is 20-53 in their last 73 road games and 37-89 in their last 126 games following a loss while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games as an underdog. Kansas City is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 3-9 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Kansas City.
I’ve said before that Keller is one of, if not my favorite pitcher in KC’s rotation as the guy is just consistent and has been consistently good since joining the staff a couple of years ago. The thing is here, neither of these teams are making the playoffs, and who Keller’s been good, he’s not -150 in a meaningless game good if that makes any sense. Turnbull’s been good in his own right and the Tigers were going shot for shot with the Royals on Thursday before falling just short late. I’ll take a shot with Detroit and the plus money here.