Detroit Tigers 7/20/2017 live stream vs Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers baseball returns on Thursday as the team continues the 2017 regular season on the road against the Kansas City Royals. Here’s what you need to know to watch the game.
Detroit Tigers players will look to bounce back on Thursday following a walk-off loss to the Kansas City Royals.
The Tigers, who had won four in a row entering the game, went into the ninth inning down 2-1.
Justin Verlander had allowed just six hits, two runs, a walk and a home run in seven strong innings—he also struck out eight—but Detroit couldn’t muster much run support.
Second baseman Ian Kinsler scored the team’s first run in the first inning as he singled and later came around to score on a ground out by Miguel Cabrera.
However, that would be the only offense the team would get until Mikie Mahtook launched a Kelvin Herrera pitch to deep center field, just getting it over the wall to put the Tigers up 3-2.
Bruce Rondon was in line for the win at that point, having relieved Verlander.
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The hard-throwing setup man worked around a hit and a walk to strike out two in a coreless frame on just 14 pitches.
Detroit entered the bottom of the ninth with a one-run lead and turned to closer Justin Wilson, however Wilson wasn’t able to slam the door shut and extend the winning streak to five games.
The southpaw got Mike Moustakas to fly out to begin the frame before Alcides Escobar drew a walk. Brandon Moss followed with a triple to plate the shortstop, before scoring on an Alex Gordon sacrifice fly.
The Tigers will look to take three of four from the Royals with a win on Thursday.
So how will the Detroit Tigers line up on Thursday? According to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account, we know what the Tigers batting order will look like against the Royals.
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- Ian Kinsler, Second Base
- Nicholas Castellanos, Third Base
- Justin Upton, Left Field
- Miguel Cabrera, First Base
- Mikie Mahtook, Center Field
- Victor Martinez, Designated Hitter
- James McCann, Catcher
- Andrew Romine, Right Field
- Jose Iglesias, Shortstop
Additionally, Michael Fulmer will take the mound for the Tigers. He’ll be opposed by Danny Duffy of Kansas City.
So where can you catch tonight’s Detroit Tigers game, and when will all of the action go down? We have all the information you need to know right here so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Start Time: 8:15 P.M. Eastern time
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Arena: Kauffman Stadium
Live Stream: Stream 1 | Stream 2
TV Info: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
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