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    The Detroit Tigers (74-83) host the Kansas City Royals (54-103) on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Tigers are favored on the moneyline (-207) against the underdog Royals (+174). Tarik Skubal starts for Detroit while Kansas City will counter with Jonathan Bowlan.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -207 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 158 home runs this season, the fifth-lowest total in MLB action.
    • Detroit is 28th in the majors with a .234 batting average.
    • The Tigers’ .302 on-base percentage is the fourth-worst in MLB.
    • Detroit’s 9.2 strikeouts per game rank 23rd in baseball.
    • The Tigers average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (71 total in home outings).
    • Detroit is slugging .376 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The team is batting .240 with 610 hits (eight per game) at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson has 137 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .444, both of which are best among Detroit hitters this season. He has a .234 batting average and an on-base percentage of .314.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 118th, his on-base percentage ranks 105th, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Torkelson has picked up at least one hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .238 with two doubles, a walk and five RBI.
    • Kerry Carpenter is batting .288 with 17 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 29 walks. He’s slugging .490 with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • Carpenter heads into this matchup looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .286 with three doubles and a walk.
    • Matt Vierling has 119 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .326.
    • Zach McKinstry is batting .230 with a .301 OBP and 33 RBI for Detroit this season.
    • McKinstry takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with two doubles and an RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 156 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.
    • Kansas City ranks 20th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .302 this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Kansas City ranks 15th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 79 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 74 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Kansas City is slugging .373 in 79 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.6 base hits per game and batting .227 on the road this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a slugging percentage of .494 and has 172 hits, both team-high figures for the Royals. He’s batting .277 and with an on-base percentage of .319.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 29th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 24th in slugging percentage.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .254 with 20 doubles, 22 home runs and 18 walks. He’s slugging .420 with an on-base percentage of .293.
    • Including all qualifying players, he is 88th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage.
    • Maikel Garcia a has .327 on-base percentage to pace the Royals.
    • MJ Melendez is batting .231 with 28 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 59 walks.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Tarik Skubal (DET) Pitcher Jonathan Bowlan (KC)
    7 – 3 W/L 0 – 0
    76.1 IP 0
    2.95 ERA 0.00
    0.917 WHIP 0.000
    11.1 K/9 0
    1.7 BB/9 0

    Tigers vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Matt Manning: 15 Day IL (Foot), Mason Englert: 15 Day IL (Hip), Andrew Vasquez: 15 Day IL (Calf), Alex Faedo: 15 Day IL (Finger), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Riley Greene: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Royals: Brady Singer: 15 Day IL (Lumbar strain), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Thoracic outlet syndrome), John McMillon: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Daniel Lynch: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Fermin: 60 Day IL (Finger), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Austin Cox: 60 Day IL (Knee), Josh Staumont: 60 Day IL (Neck), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Tigers and Royals (Last 10 Games)


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