Tigers and Royals play in series rubber match

July 3, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (28-48, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (30-46, fourth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Sunday, 12:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (3-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Tigers: Tarik Skubal (5-6, 3.54 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -131, Royals +111; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Detroit is 30-46 overall and 18-23 at home. The Tigers have a 21-13 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Kansas City has gone 14-23 on the road and 28-48 overall. The Royals have gone 16-9 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams play Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Tigers lead the season series 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez has 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI for the Tigers. Eric Haase is 6-for-22 with two home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.


Whit Merrifield has 17 doubles, three home runs and 33 RBI while hitting .227 for the Royals. Andrew Benintendi is 13-for-36 over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .247 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by six runs

Royals: 4-6, .234 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (right shoulder), 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), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


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