KC logged eight hits and walked three times with Jorge Soler smacking a solo bomb while Whit Merrifield was 2-2 with a homer, two RBI's and two runs followed by Mike Moustakas connected on a two run double. He will man center and take first hacks against Danny Duffy and the Royals.
Kevin McCarthy (1-0) became the first Kansas City reliever credited with a win this season, although that came after he let the lead slip away in the sixth. Moustakas is slashing.348/.368/.636 with four home runs, 13 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Duda is hitting.250/.316/.423 with three homers, 10 RBIs and six runs scored.
The Tigers begin a three-game series at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, with Detroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-0) facing RHP Chad Kuhl (2-1).
Kansas City are 3-14 in their last 17 overall and under is 9-3 in Kansas City last 12 on grass and Kansas City are 3-8 in their last 11 Friday games.
The Royals have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
Leonys Martin, CF 2. Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Tigers had to settle for a four-game series with the Royals. Fiers has gone 0-1 with a 3.57 ERA in three career starts here at Comerica Park. Kansas City sends RHP Ian Kennedy (1-2) to the mound against RHP Zach Davies (1-2). The bullpen has a 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. This comes just two days after Dixon Machado blasted a walk-off homer to beat the Orioles, and gives the Tigers their fourth straight win.
Both of these teams will likely not be apart of the playoff conversation this year as both are bad teams. All the edges point to the Tigers in this one and I look for them to pick up a nice win over a struggling team.
Detroit has recorded 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 30.8 over its last five.