Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Friday July 12, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Kansas City Royals -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 14 of their last 16 games. The Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 94 hits and 33 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 155 hits and 64 RBI. The Detroit Tigers didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Kansas City Royals also need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Kansas City Royals have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 117 hits and 44 RBI while Alex Gordon and Adalberto Mondesi have combined for 173 hits and 106 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 8-10 with a 4.39 ERA and 116 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 29-60 in their last 89 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League Central and 1-6 in Duffy's last 7 starts. The Tigers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City and the Royals are 4-10 in Duffy's last 14 home starts vs. Tigers and 1-4 in Duffy's last 5 starts vs. Tigers. The under is 4-1 in Duffy's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall.
We have a series between two teams that are counting the days until the offseason, so you might as well flip a coin on this one. However, the Royals have shown more fight recently than the Tigers, and they've been all to sprinkle in a few wins here and there. Duffy has also been at his best at home this season where he has a 3.91 ERA and .243 allowed batting average. Duffy also has success against current Tigers hitters, allowing a .234 batting average and 42 strikeouts in 154 at bats. The Tigers are next level awful. I'll give the edge to the Royals at home.