Royals vs. Tigers Prediction
The Detroit Tigers downed the visiting Kansas City Royals last night in a high-scoring affair. Can Detroit earn another victory in game two of the series tonight?
Friday, March 9, 2019
Comerica Park at 7:10PM ET
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Royals fall on home run
Kansas City lost 10-8 Thursday night at Detroit as the hosts won on its final at-bat. The Royals were led offensively by Hunter Dozier as he finished 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. Alex Gordon went 1-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs. Cheslor Cuthbert ended the contest 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Richard Lovelady took the loss as he gave up two earned runs on one hit with no strikeouts and one walk over one-third of an inning. Brad Keller will start tonight for KC as he enters with a 7-11 record, 3.95 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 146 innings pitched.
Mercer hits walk-off homer
Jordy Mercer hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night to send Detroit to a 10-8 home win over Kansas City. It was the only hit for Mercer in five at-bats. Travis Demeritte went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, three walks and two runs scored. Miguel Cabrera was 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Harold Castro ended the contest 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Joe Jimenez picked up the win in relief as he struck out two over a perfect inning of relief. The Tigers have not yet decided on their starting pitcher for tonight's game.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 2-6 in their last eight Friday games. Kansas City is 1-8 in its last nine games overall.
The Tigers are 13-39 in their last 52 Friday games. Detroit is 12-39 in its last 51 home games.
Detroit secured the rare win last night, but I'm not going back to the well again. With an array of poor pitchers to choose from, I'm not banking on any of them especially behind an offense that isn't likely to come close to last night's output. Keller has been solid and while KC has been bad most of the season, Detroit is one team it can handle more nights than not.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS CITY ROYALS