Detroit Tigers (15-9) at Kansas City (16-7) – 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, MO
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 78 degrees, mostly cloudy
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The series between the Detroit Tigers against the Kansas City Royals is the biggest baseball matchup of the weekend. The Tigers, however, are not playing the way their fans would like this weekend. The Royals have won the first two games, but the Tigers could still split the series and retake first place in the AL Central.
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The Tigers have scored just two runs in the first two games of this series versus the Royals. In both games, Detroit didn’t score until the eighth inning. On Friday, the Tigers didn’t score a hit until the eighth inning as Royals spot starter, Chris Young did not allow a hit in his five innings of work.
Detroit threatened in the eighth and ninth innings, bringing the tying run to the plate in each frame, but the Tigers failed to capitalize with men in scoring position.
Kansas City is outscoring Detroit in this series through the first two games, 12-2.
Detroit will send ace pitcher David Price to the mound in hopes of avoiding a three-game losing streak.
Price, however, has not been ace like lately. In his last two starts, he allowed 11 runs and 16 hits in 8 2/3 innings. In Price’s previous 22 1/3 innings, he yielded just one run, so Tigers fans hope he can get back to pitching like he did in his first three starts.
Right-hander Edinson Volquez will start for Kansas City. He has been a pleasant surprise in his first year with the Royals, going 2-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 0.85 WHIP.