Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals Game 113 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (54-58) at Kansas City Royals (67-44) — 8:10 PM ET

Kauffman Stadium — Kansas City, MO 

TV: FSD, MLB Network

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather:  80 degrees, clear

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When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers are facing the Kansas City Royals for the second time in as many weeks. Tuesday will be the second game of the three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won Monday night behind a very strong Johnny Cueto outing. Cueto threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits in his nine frames, and the Royals won, 4-0.

Including the loss on Friday, Detroit is 5-6 versus Kansas City this season.

Pitching Matchup

Right-hander Anibal Sanchez will be on the mound Tuesday as Detroit tries to avoid a three-game losing streak. The Tigers won his last outing, which was against the Royals last week, but it was behind a strong offensive game from Detroit. Sanchez allowed four runs on five hits and four walks in six innings.

Sanchez has pitched better since his rough April, but since the All-Star break, the right-hander has a 5.58 ERA and 1.598 WHIP in 30 2/3 innings. Overall, Sanchez is 5-9 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.266 WHIP and 132 strikeouts in 149 1/3 innings.

24-year-old right-hander Yordano Ventura will take the hill for the Royals. He allowed six runs in the same game that Sanchez yielded four last week. Ventura has a 8.18 ERA against the Tigers in 11 innings this season.

Ventura, who has been back-and-forth between the Royals and their Triple-A affiliate, has a 6-7 record with a 5.29 ERA, 1.343 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 95 1/3 innings this season.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Anthony Gose CF
2. Jose Iglesias SS
3. Ian Kinsler 2B
4. Victor Martinez DH
5. J.D. Martinez RF
6. Tyler Collins LF
7. James McCann C
8. Jefry Marte 1B
9. Andrew Romine 3B


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