Detroit Tigers (15-9) at Kansas City Royals (16-7)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 3, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals -101 / Detroit Tigers -109 --- Over/Under: 8
FSN-DET, FSN-KC, MLB Net
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games but four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 31 hits and 17 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 28 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight games on the road. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 5-2 with a 1.07 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Royals have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have won four of their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 33 hits and nine RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 35 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Jason Vargas takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Vargas is 3-4 with a 5.37 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 13-5 in their last 18 vs. American League Central and 0-4 in Sanchezs last 4 starts. The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 5-2 in Vargas' last 7 starts. The Tigers are 4-0 in Sanchezs last 4 starts vs. Royals.
Sorry, but I just don't trust Sanchez. He's been way off his game. Also, the Royals are playing great ball, especieally on their home field. Take KC for the cheap price.