Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line: Detroit Tigers +125 / Kansas City Royals -145 -- Over/Under: 9
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Tigers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 20 of their last 21 games when scoring three or less runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 64 hits and 23 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 112 hits and 45 RBI. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Norris is 1-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals also need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Royals have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 20 of their last 21 games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 80 hits and 29 RBI while Adalberto Mondesi and Alex Gordon have combined for 138 hits and 83 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.68 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 8-10 with a 4.49 ERA and 109 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 15-36 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-7 in Norris' last 8 road starts. The Royals are 3-9 in their last 12 home games, 0-9 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 5-12 in Duffy's last 17 home starts. The Tigers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and 4-0 in Norris' last 4 road starts vs. Royals. The over is 9-2 in Duffy's last 11 home starts. The under is 5-1-1 in Norris' last 7 starts overall.
Norris has given up three or more earned runs in five of his last nine games and is allowing a .299 batting average on the season. Duffy has given up 10 hits and 10 runs in his last 7.2 innings and has had a serious issue with walking guys. Two pitchers I'm not thrilled about at the moment and two teams that have issues scoring and winning. There's a bunch of reasons to stay away from this game, but if forced to pick, I'll close my nose and take the plus money. It's the only edge I have in a game between two teams going nowhere fast.