Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play in game 2 of series
Kansas City Royals (28-47, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (29-46, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (3-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Tigers: Beau Brieske (1-6, 4.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -120, Tigers +100; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals lead 1-0 in a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit is 29-46 overall and 17-23 at home. The Tigers are 5-3 in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Kansas City has a 28-47 record overall and a 14-22 record in road games. Royals hitters have a collective .303 on-base percentage, the 10th-ranked percentage in the AL.
The teams square off Saturday for the fifth time this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez has 13 doubles, two triples and seven home runs for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera is 11-for-35 over the past 10 games.
Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 11 home runs while slugging .450. Hunter Dozier is 10-for-35 with two home runs and two RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .251 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by three runs
Royals: 5-5, .246 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Spencer Torkelson: day-to-day (head), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Manning: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (neck), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (blister), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)