Kansas City Royals (70-83) vs. Detroit Tigers (74-79)
September 25, 2021 6:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers -131 / Kansas City Royals +121; Over/Under: +9
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The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games.
The Kansas City Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Royals have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 174 hits and 70 RBI while Salvador Perez and Nicky Lopez have combined for 301 hits and 156 RBI. Jon Heasley gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Heasley’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 161 hits and 78 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have combined for 271 hits and 130 RBI. Tarik Skubal gets the ball, and he is 8-12 with a 4.25 ERA and 162 strikeouts this season. Skubal is 1-4 with a 5.11 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-12 in their last 17 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series. The under is 39-19-2 in Royals last 60 overall. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 overall. The under is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings.
Heasley has just four big league innings under his belt and he didn’t look good in that listed sample size. Skubal has been rather decent this season, and that includes eight hits and four runs allowed in his last nine innings. The Tigers have the pitching edge here and they’ve been really good at home as of late. Give me the Tigers and the reasonable price.