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    Kerry Carpenter takes a two-game home run streak into the Detroit Tigers’ (31-40) matchup against the Kansas City Royals (19-53). The Tigers are the moneyline favorite (-146) in this contest with the Royals (+125), which begins at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Detroit’s Michael Lorenzen and Kansas City’s Daniel Lynch will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -146 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers are fifth-worst in MLB action with 66 home runs.
    • Detroit’s .229 batting average ranks 25th in the majors.
    • The Tigers rank 27th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .302.
    • Detroit strikes out 8.9 times per game, the No. 16 average in the majors.
    • The Tigers average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (36 total in home outings).
    • Detroit is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .397 in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .247 at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson has 17 doubles, eight home runs and 30 walks while batting .231. He has an on-base percentage of .313 and a slugging percentage of .386.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he is 127th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 112th, and he is 123rd in slugging.
    • Zach McKinstry has eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 26 walks. He’s batting .247 and slugging .376 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • Among qualifying batters, his batting average ranks him 101st, his on-base percentage 66th, and his slugging percentage 127th.
    • McKinstry heads into this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Javier Baez has hit five homers with a team-high .347 SLG this season.
    • Matt Vierling is batting .262 with a .318 OBP and 19 RBI for Detroit this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 67 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
    • Kansas City ranks 23rd in MLB with a .233 team batting average.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .297 this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 19th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.
    • In 34 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 27 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Kansas City is slugging .355 in 34 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .223 with 7.4 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has a slugging percentage of .434, a team-high for the Royals. He’s batting .248 with an on-base percentage of .289.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average puts him 98th, his on-base percentage is 148th, and he is 77th in slugging.
    • Salvador Perez’s 68 hits lead his team. He has a batting average of .268 while slugging .488 with an on-base percentage of .303.
    • His batting average is 57th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 127th, and he is 35th in slugging.
    • Edward Olivares is batting .254 with 10 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 11 walks.
    • MJ Melendez has 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 29 walks while batting .215.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Michael Lorenzen (DET) Pitcher Daniel Lynch (KC)
    2 – 4 W/L 0 – 3
    66 IP 23.1
    4.23 ERA 5.79
    1.091 WHIP 1.414
    6.4 K/9 7.7
    2 BB/9 2.7

    Tigers vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Eduardo Rodríguez: 10 Day IL (Finger), Akil Baddoo: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Riley Greene: 10 Day IL (Fibula), Alex Faedo: 15 Day IL (Finger), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Trey Wingenter: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Vierling: day-to-day (Back)
    • Royals: Michael Massey: 10 Day IL (Hand), Kyle Isbel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Amir Garrett: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Josh Staumont: 15 Day IL (Neck), Ryan Yarbrough: 60 Day IL (Head), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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