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    The Detroit Tigers (41-51) and the Kansas City Royals (27-67) meet for the first of a four-game series on Monday at Kauffman Stadium, beginning at 8:10 PM ET. The favored Tigers (-130) are coming off of a 2-1 series win over the Mariners, and the underdog Royals (+110) head into the matchup following a 1-2 series loss to the Rays. Detroit’s Matt Manning and Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Monday, July 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -130 9

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers are fifth-worst in MLB play with 87 home runs.
    • Detroit’s .229 batting average ranks 29th in the majors.
    • The Tigers are 28th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .298.
    • Detroit’s 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.
    • The Tigers have hit 48 home runs on the road this season (1.0 per game).
    • Detroit is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .360 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 7.4 hits per game and is batting .219.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson leads Detroit in slugging percentage (.397) and total hits (79) this season. He’s batting .229 with an on-base percentage of .307.
    • Among qualifying batters in MLB, his batting average ranks 128th, his on-base percentage ranks 114th, and he is 108th in slugging.
    • Torkelson hopes to build on an eight-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .268 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, three walks and six RBI.
    • Zach McKinstry leads Detroit with an OBP of .322 this season while batting .246 with 28 walks and 37 runs scored. He’s slugging .369.
    • Among qualifiers, he is 101st in batting average, 95th in on-base percentage and 131st in slugging percentage.
    • McKinstry brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with two doubles.
    • Matt Vierling has collected 66 base hits, an OBP of .337 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.
    • Javier Baez has six home runs, 44 RBI and a batting average of .220 this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 82 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of .233 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .294 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Kansas City ranks 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.0 Ks per contest.
    • In 47 games at home this season, they’ve hit 44 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .387 in home games this season with 130 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.0 base hits per game and batting .240 as a team at home this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has 97 hits with a .301 on-base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Royals. He’s batting .259.
    • He is 71st in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Witt Jr. takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .341 with four doubles, two triples, four home runs, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Salvador Perez is hitting .258 with 15 doubles, 15 home runs and 12 walks. He’s slugging .444 with an on-base percentage of .299.
    • He is 74th in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 64th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • MJ Melendez is hitting .211 with 18 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 35 walks.
    • Maikel Garcia has 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .275.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Matt Manning (DET) Pitcher Jordan Lyles (KC)
    3 – 1 W/L 1 – 11
    29 IP 96.2
    3.72 ERA 6.33
    1.034 WHIP 1.283
    6.2 K/9 6.4
    3.1 BB/9 2.8

    Tigers vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Will Vest: 15 Day IL (Leg), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Royals: Edward Olivares: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Zack Greinke: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Staumont: 60 Day IL (Neck), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Beaty: 7 Day IL (Concussion), Salvador Pérez: day-to-day (Undisclosed)

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