Royals take on the Tigers after Witt Jr.’s 4-hit game
Detroit Tigers (36-51, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (34-52, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Beau Brieske (2-6, 4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 50 strikeouts); Royals: Kris Bubic (1-6, 7.03 ERA, 1.87 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -131, Tigers +111; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers after Bobby Witt Jr.’s four-hit game on Monday.
Kansas City has an 18-26 record in home games and a 34-52 record overall. The Royals are 13-38 in games when they have allowed a home run.
Detroit has a 14-27 record on the road and a 36-51 record overall. The Tigers are 26-13 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Tuesday’s game is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Royals hold a 5-3 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Witt Jr. has 18 doubles, five triples and 12 home runs for the Royals. Whit Merrifield is 9-for-29 with a double, a triple, two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.
Miguel Cabrera has eight doubles and three home runs for the Tigers. Javier Baez is 7-for-35 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .283 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by one run
Tigers: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
INJURIES: Royals: Daniel Lynch: day-to-day (blister), Whit Merrifield: day-to-day (toe), Jon Heasley: 15-Day IL (shoudler), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (neck), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Tigers: Wily Peralta: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Matt Manning: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (right shoulder), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)