Royals vs. Tigers Prediction
The Detroit Tigers edged the visiting Kansas City Royals last night in the opener of a three-game series. Can Detroit make it two wins in a row this afternoon as the series resumes?
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Comerica Park at 4:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
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Royals upended at Tigers
Kansas City lost by a score of 4-3 Friday night at Detroit to drop to 11-22 overall and 3-11 on the road. Jorge Lopez allowed three runs in the first inning en route to the defeat. He ended the contest throwing seven innings with four earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Jorge Soler finished the game 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Homer Bailey will start for Kansas City today as he enters with a 2-3 record, 4.70 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP plus 30 strikeouts over 30 innings.
Boyd sharp in win
Detroit held on for a 4-3 victory Friday night at home versus Kansas City to improve to 14-15 overall and 7-5 at home. Matthew Boyd earmed the win as he surrendered two earned runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over seven innings of work. Shane Greene picked up his 13th save of the season as he gave up one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over one inning. Miguel Cabrera helped lead the Tgers offense as he was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Nick Castellanos was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Ronny Rodriguez finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Tyson Ross will start today for Detroit and comes in with a 1-3 record, 4.03 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 30 strikeouts over 30 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games. Kansas City is 4-10 in its last 14 games overall.
The Tigers are 2-5 in their last seven games overall. Detroit is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The Tigers had the major starting pitcher advantage in Friday night's game, but tonight it is a lot closer. Detroit also used its top two relievers and Ross is coming off the birth of his baby this week, which pushed his start back and surely has added some fatigue to his week. Kansas City has been dreadful this season, but on the flip side Detroit has overachieved. Go with the Royals today to even the series at a game apiece.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS CITY ROYALS