Detroit Tigers (27-39) vs. Kansas City Royals (30-35)
June 16, 2021 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals -150 / Detroit Tigers +139; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals meet Wednesday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. This will be the final installment in a three-game series between these teams this week. The Tigers took a seven-run win Monday, then in the Tuesday game Detroit kept it going with a one-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Detroit had their offense working in the Monday game, posting 12 hits in a 10-3 win. In the Tuesday game two, the Tigers were able to eke out a 4-3 win with 10 team hits. Casey Mize lasted 6.2 innings with three earned on seven hits.
For the Wednesday game, the Tigers will send out Tarik Skubal. Over his 60.0 innings this year, Skubal has 59 hits, 31 runs (29 earned), 14 homers, 29 walks, 74 Ks and a 4.35 ERA.
Over on the Royals’ side, they managed 14 hits on Monday but only the three runs in the defeat. In the Tuesday game two, the Royals showed some offensive life in the seventh but ultimately fell short. Mike Minor went 5.2 innings with four earned on seven hits.
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For the starter job in the Wednesday outing, the Royals are going with Brady Singer. Over 65.0 innings this year, Singer has 68 hits, 40 runs (35 earned), five homers allowed, 24 walks, 69 Ks and a 4.85 ERA.
The Tigers are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series. Detroit is 79-168 in their last 247 overall and 33-75 in their last 108 road games.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 8-18 in their last 26 versus the AL Central and 36-91 in their last 127 in game three of a series. KC is 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last six versus a lefty starter.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the Tigers. Singer has been decent lately though, posting five earned over his last two starts in 11.2 innings on 13 hits. As for Skubal, he’s only allowed three earned once in his last five starts, and had a span of five earned in 21.0 innings in May/June. I like Skubal to stay hot in this one and put up a quality start during a Tigers win.