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Friday 4/20/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -175

-1.5  +155



KANSAS CITY (3 - 13) at DETROIT (7 - 9)
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Friday, 4/20/2018 1:10 PM
Doubleheader Game #1
Board OpeningLatest
931KANSAS CITY-105Ov 9,-105+120Ov 9,-105
932DETROIT-105Un 9,-115-130Un 9,-115
KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games3-13-9.26-93.20.2370.2950.3540.6495.60.2550.3260.4140.740
Road Games2-6-2.82-52.20.2230.2730.3520.6255.40.2400.3160.3670.684
vs Right-handed Starters1-8-6.23-52.80.2240.2880.3380.6265.40.2500.3280.4170.744
Past 7 Games0-7-73-33.10.2520.3080.3780.6867.40.3090.3740.5100.884
Grass Games3-10-6.24-93.00.2310.2910.3250.6154.50.2360.3000.3810.681
Day Games2-7-4.13-62.60.2210.2660.3330.5996.20.2490.3250.4120.737
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.20.2370.29516536127243110.354464412141111612107
Road Games2.20.2230.2738264599270.3521718582529944
Righty Starters2.80.2240.28892996712260.33823276936210546
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games7.941.66751514558927420-52433.3%
Road Games7.781.81922241926314200-22250%

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games7-9-1.17-94.50.2460.3070.3830.6904.60.2500.3130.4040.716
Home Games4-5-15-45.70.2830.3390.4710.8105.20.2560.3160.4260.742
vs Right-handed Starters7-8-0.16-94.40.2400.3070.3720.6794.30.2470.3090.3960.706
Past 7 Games3-4-0.84-34.90.2830.3190.4820.8015.60.2770.3370.4670.804
Grass Games7-9-1.17-94.50.2460.3070.3830.6904.60.2500.3130.4040.716
Day Games6-3+3.94-55.70.2610.3340.3990.7334.10.2430.3050.3770.682
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.50.2460.30716562138296120.38370501277117119187
Home Games5.70.2830.339932993206100.47149286906684113
Righty Starters4.40.2400.30715524126276100.37264501167111118186
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.601.40160.7323159426592-43260%
Home Games6.271.48533242336313301-21233.3%
KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/6/2018DUFFY(L)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)2-3L2107.5 unU761470
4/7/2018KENNEDY(R)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R)1-0W2157.5 evU341661
4/8/2018HAMMEL(R)@ CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)1-3L1907.5 ovU1061460
4/9/2018JUNIS(R)SEATTLEGONZALES(L)10-0W-1057.5 evO13100251
4/10/2018SKOGLUND(L)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)3-8L-1058.5 evO761980
4/11/2018DUFFY(L)SEATTLEPAXTON(L)2-4L+1309 unU781652
4/12/2018KENNEDY(R)LA ANGELSTROPEANO(R)1-7L+1359.5 ovU98015110
4/13/2018HAMMEL(R)LA ANGELSHEANEY(L)4-5L+1459.5 ovU11701391
4/14/2018JUNIS(R)LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R)3-5L+1507.5 ovO671970
4/17/2018SKOGLUND(L)@ TORONTOGARCIA(L)3-11L1829 ovO11721360
4/17/2018DUFFY(L)@ TORONTOBIAGINI(R)4-5L1409 unP101209110
4/18/2018KENNEDY(R)@ TORONTOHAPP(L)5-15L1828 evO8821591
4/27/2018 CHI WHITE SOX  

DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/7/2018FULMER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)6-1W1108 ovU61218110
4/8/2018FIERS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)1-0W1608 evU251340
4/9/2018LIRIANO(L)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)0-2L2307 unU230450
4/10/2018BOYD(L)@ CLEVELANDTOMLIN(R)1-2L1858.5 unU680431
4/11/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)1-5L2308 ovU3301090
4/12/2018FULMER(R)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R)3-9L1908.5 ovO91131592
4/13/2018FIERS(R)NY YANKEESMONTGOMERY(L)6-8L+1609 ovO12611191
4/17/2018LIRIANO(L)BALTIMORECASHNER(R)4-2W+1009 evU980671
4/18/2018BOYD(L)BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)6-5W+1158.5 unO1360760
4/19/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)BALTIMORECOBB(R)13-8W+1109 ovO18801471
4/27/2018 @ BALTIMORE  
KANSAS CITY: 2017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Ned Yost (ninth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Jesse Hahn, CF Jon Jay, 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Justin Grimm.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Eric Hosmer, CF Lorenzo Cain, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Joakim Soria, LHP Mike Minor, OF Melky Cabrera, LHP Scott Alexander, DH Brandon Moss, RHP Mike Morin, LHP Ryan Buchter, RHP Trevor Cahill.
OUTLOOK: This was supposed to be a rebuilding year in Kansas City, when most of the Royals' top players hit free agency en masse. With Moustakas and Escobar finding little market, both returned to Kansas City with prove-it contracts. That gives the Royals a fighting chance to stay competitive into July, and then all bets are off. But the reality is there are still far too many holes, both in the lineup and on the pitching staff, for the Royals to be considered contenders. They would do well to match the 80 wins they had last season, and could be a big seller at the July 31 trade deadline, which would allow them to replenish a shallow farm system and begin their rebuilding job in earnest.
DETROIT: 2017: 64-98, fifth place.
MANAGER: Ron Gardenhire (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Leonys Martin, RHP Mike Fiers, LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Victor Reyes.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Brad Ausmus, 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Anibal Sanchez, INF Andrew Romine, RHP Bruce Rondon.
OUTLOOK: The Tigers traded Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez last season, then dealt away Kinsler during the offseason. There could be more big moves on the horizon ' Fulmer, Iglesias and Castellanos should all have some trade value, but each of them is young enough that he could be useful to the Tigers when they become competitive again. That's especially true of Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year. Barring a huge surprise in terms of on-field results, the biggest suspense this season might revolve around how general
MANAGER Al Avila approaches the next few steps in the rebuild.
Tigers host struggling Royals for day-night doubleheader

The Kansas City Royals return to Detroit for the second time this month. Much of the preseason optimism they brought to that first series has already faded away.

The Royals carry an eight-game losing streak to Comerica Park and have two chances to break it Friday. They play a day-night doubleheader to open a four-game series. The opener is a makeup of an April 4 postponement.

As the Royals' 3-13 record would suggest, they have plenty of issues to resolve. They have a .237 team batting average and only one player is hitting above .271. Opponents have hit nearly twice as many homers (21-11).

Their starting pitchers have delivered some quality starts, but their bullpen has been a disaster. The relievers have posted a combined 0-5 record and a 7.94 ERA. Kansas City gave up 31 runs to Toronto while getting swept in a three-game series this week.

"I expected the bullpen to be better," manager Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star. "That surprised me a little bit, that they've struggled to the extent that they've struggled."

Third baseman Mike Moustakas (four home runs, 13 RBIs, .348 average) stands out in an otherwise punchless attack.

"He's swinging the bat really well, really playing well," Yost told MLB.com. "I think he's playing great defense, I think he's swinging the bat really well. He's just smoking the ball to all fields, down the third-base line, in the gaps."

Jason Hammel (0-1, 3.86 ERA) and Jakob Junis (2-1, 1.93) will start the doubleheader for Kansas City. Detroit will counter with Michael Fulmer (1-2, 3.86) and Daniel Norris (0-1, 7.11).

Hammel took the loss in an April 2 start at Comerica, allowing five runs in five innings. He's 3-3 with a 6.32 ERA in 15 career appearance against the Tigers.

Junis is 3-1 with a 4.26 ERA in four career outings against Detroit. He posted his first victory this season on April 3 by tossing seven shutout innings at Comerica.

Fulmer will try to bounce back from one of the worst outings of his career, a three-inning stint at Cleveland in which he gave up nine runs (six earned). He's 2-4 with a 3.33 ERA in seven career starts against Kansas City.

Norris, a left-hander, will be making his first start of the season. He last pitched April 11 when he gave up four runs and seven hits in three innings against Cleveland. He's 1-2 with a 4.14 ERA in seven starts against the Royals.

Norris could be optioned to Triple-A Toledo after the start, regardless of how he fares. The Tigers want him to pitch regularly.

"We are going to need starting pitching as we go along this summer," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We've already seen that. These are conversations we're going to have. We'll talk to the bosses and do the right thing here to make sure he's prepared when we really need him to get into the rotation."

The Tigers (7-9) are coming off a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. Detroit scored a season high in runs during a 13-8 slugfest on Thursday.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario had four hits, including a homer, and collected eight during the series.

"He's a young guy. He's getting more and more comfortable," Gardenhire said. "'He's driving the baseball. We had a bunch of those guys. The top of the order did really well and the bottom of the order did really well, too. So it was a good day offensively. We scored plenty of runs."

Last Updated: 1/17/2019 12:44:43 AM EST

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