Tigers face the Royals leading series 1-0

Posted9/10/2022 7:00 AM

Detroit Tigers (52-85, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (56-82, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matt Manning (1-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 35 strikeouts); Royals: Jonathan Heasley (3-7, 4.98 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 57 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -116, Tigers -103; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers bring a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City is 33-40 at home and 56-82 overall. The Royals are 41-12 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Detroit is 52-85 overall and 24-45 in road games. The Tigers are 28-61 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

Saturday's game is the 14th time these teams meet this season. The Royals are up 8-5 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 20 home runs while slugging .457. Michael A. Taylor is 12-for-33 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

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Javier Baez has 24 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 53 RBI for the Tigers. Eric Haase is 12-for-28 with four doubles, three home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-5, .238 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by six runs

Tigers: 2-7, .243 batting average, 5.66 ERA, outscored by 28 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), 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)

Tigers: Austin Meadows: 60-Day IL (mental health), Miguel Cabrera: 10-Day IL (biceps), Rony Garcia: 60-Day IL (biceps), 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)


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

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