Kansas City Royals (20-28, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (20-26, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Kansas City: Danny Duffy (3-3, 4.24 ERA) Detroit: Matthew Boyd (1-6, 7.63 ERA)
LINE: Royals favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Brad Keller. Keller pitched nine innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with two strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Tigers are 9-19 against the rest of their division. Detroit is averaging 4.4 RBIs per game this season. Jeimer Candelario leads the team with 28 total runs batted in.
The Royals are 13-21 against teams from the AL Central. Kansas City has a collective .248 this season, led by Maikel Franco with an average of .284.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with eight home runs and is batting .278.
Franco leads the Royals with 22 extra base hits and is batting .284.
INJURIES: Tigers: Ivan Nova: (right triceps), Dario Agrazal: (forearm), Troy Stokes Jr.: (undisclosed), JaCoby Jones: (left hand), Niko Goodrum: (right oblique), C.J. Cron: (knee).
Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Ian Kennedy: (calf), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (oblique), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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