Tigers meet the Royals with 2-1 series lead

April 17, 2022 GMT

Detroit Tigers (4-5) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-5)

Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander (0-0, 5.06 ERA, .94 WHIP, four strikeouts); Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 8.31 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, one strikeout)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -124, Tigers +104; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers lead 2-1 in a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City had a 74-88 record overall and a 39-42 record at home last season. The Royals pitching staff had a collective 4.64 ERA last season while averaging 8.6 strikeouts and 3.8 walks per nine innings.

Detroit went 77-85 overall and 35-46 in road games a season ago. The Tigers averaged 2.8 extra base hits per game, including 1.1 home runs.

INJURIES: Royals: Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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Tigers: Matt Manning: day-to-day (shoulder), Javier Baez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Casey Mize: 10-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Derek Hill: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Chafin: 10-Day IL (groin), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.