Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals Game 108 Preview, TV, Lineup
Detroit Tigers (52-55) vs Kansas City Royals (63-43) — 1:08 PM ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
TV: FSD, MLB Network
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy
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When We Last Met
The David Price deal has paid immediate dividends for the Detroit Tigers as for the second time in a week one of the pieces of that trade came out and had a strong performance. Matt Boyd pitched seven innings, limited the Kansas Royals to a single run and upheld a light-hitting Detroit effort 2-1 to even the series.
Anibal Sanchez (10-9, 4.77) is suddenly on a two-game losing streak after winning four straight decisions and going 7-0 in his previous eight starts–not something the Detroit Tigers need after trading David Price. He was roughed up for six runs on nine hits in a 6-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. It was his worst outing since allowing seven runs to the Houston Astros back on May 24. Sanchez has faced Kansas City twice this year, going 1-1, allowing eight runs through 13.1 innings.
For as much as Yordano Ventura (6-7, 4.98) has been running his mouth all this year, you’d think he’d be a Cy Young candidate. Instead the Royals’ ace in the making has experienced a tough and controversial year, which continued earlier this week with a Twitter war of words with Jose Bautista. He was roughed up a bit in his last outing, against the Blue Jays, allowing five runs but his offense picked him up and he earned the victory. In his lone start against the Tigers this season on May 8, he allowing four runs in six innings and did not factor into the decision in the Tigers’ victory.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
- Anthony Gose-CF
- Jose Iglesias-SS
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Tyler Collins-LF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- Andrew Romine-1B
- Miguel Cabrera — 15-day DL
- Kyle Lobstein — 60-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season