Kansas City Royals (10-7) at Detroit Tigers (7-12)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Brady Singer (0-2) (3.77) vs. Matthew Boyd (2-1) (2.02)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +102 / Kansas City Royals -112 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers meet in an AL Central matchup in MLB action from Comerica Park on Saturday.
The Kansas City Royals will look to build on their 6-2 win over the Tigers on Friday. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with a .292 batting average and 21 hits with 4 doubles while Salvador Perez has a team-high 5 home runs with 4 doubles and 20 hits of his own. Carlos Santana leads KC with 14 RBIs and a .377 OBP while also chipping in 4 doubles and Jorge Soler has 4 two-baggers as well. Solier also has the dubious distinction of leading the Royals with 24 strikeouts this season. Brady Singer is expected to start here and is 0-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Singer is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts against Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back from their loss to the Royals on Friday. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with a .267 batting average and 20 hits while also logging a team-high 5 doubles. Robbie Grossman has a team-high .380 OBP while Wilson Ramos has 6 home runs to lead the Tigers and Akil Baddoo has a team-high 13 RBIs. Matthew Boyd is expected to start here and is 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. In his career, Boyd is 7-9 with a 6.05 ERA and 88 strikeouts against Kansas City.
Kansas City is 9-4 in their last 13 division games and 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 road games. Detroit is 29-73 in their last 102 home games and 22-67 in their last 89 games as a home underdog while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. The under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made either way here, but realistically I think we have a pitcher’s duel on our hands. Brady Singer may be coming off of the best start of his young career despite still sitting at 0-2 on the year while Matthew Boyd’s been as solid as they come for Detroit on the mound this season. I could see a game that maybe gets to 6 or 7 runs, so give me the under here.