Royals play the Tigers after Eaton's 4-hit game

Posted9/4/2022 7:00 AM

Kansas City Royals (54-79, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (50-82, fifth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Max Castillo (0-0); Tigers: Matt Manning (1-2, 3.79 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -120, Royals +101; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers after Nate Eaton had four hits on Saturday in a 12-2 win over the Tigers.

Detroit is 50-82 overall and 28-39 at home. The Tigers have a 37-18 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Kansas City is 22-42 in road games and 54-79 overall. The Royals have a 34-15 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The matchup Sunday is the 12th time these teams match up this season. The Royals have a 7-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 12 home runs while slugging .350. Riley Greene is 16-for-41 with a double, two triples, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.

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Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 20 home runs while slugging .444. Michael A. Taylor is 11-for-38 with a double, a triple, three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-6, .257 batting average, 5.66 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

Royals: 4-5, .278 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

INJURIES: Tigers: Miguel Cabrera: day-to-day (biceps), Eric Haase: day-to-day (abdominal), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (mental health), Rony Garcia: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jonathan Schoop: 10-Day IL (ankle), Tarik Skubal: 60-Day IL (arm), Beau Brieske: 60-Day IL (forearm), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Royals: Salvador Perez: day-to-day (hand), Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (forearm), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Vinnie Pasquantino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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