At Comerica Park on Saturday, an MLB matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will take place. In game one of this series, the Royals prevailed 3-1.
The Tigers enter this game with an overall record of 29-46 and a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored only seven runs in their last three games, so they must find a way to spark their offence. The Tigers’ three runs per game average places them 30th in baseball overall. While ranking 19th in the league and allowing 4.31 runs per game, the pitching has been a little bit better.
The Royals, who are on the opposing side of this battle, have won two straight games and have an overall record of 28-47. The Royals have only allowed two runs overall over the past two contests. For the most part this season, the Royals’ pitching has struggled, giving up 5.22 runs per game, which ranks 26th in the league. The best offensive player has been Bobby Witt, who has 11 home runs and 39 RBIs.
Brady Singer, who is pitching for the Royals, has a 3-3 record and a 4.50 ERA. Singer went 8.1 innings while giving up seven hits and five runs in his most recent start versus the Oakland Athletics.
Alex Faedo, a pitcher with the Tigers with a 1-4 record and a 4.84 ERA, will start the game. He pitched four innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his previous start, surrendering three hits and three runs.
In their previous five games versus the American League Central, the Royals are 1-4. In Singer’s previous four games on Saturday, the over is 4-0. In Singer’s previous seven starts versus a team with a losing record, the over is 6-1.
Only four runs were scored on Friday, and both of these offences have had trouble scoring this year. Singer’s stat line from the previous game doesn’t seem the best, but he started allowing runs late in the game.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers