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The Kansas City Royals will head on the road to Comerica Park on Friday afternoon to open a three-game weekend series against the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers.
The Royals have quickly tumbled down the division standings and come into the weekend with a dismal 3-13 record. The Tigers, meanwhile, come in with a 7-9 overall record after beating the Orioles 13-8 on Thursday afternoon
The Kansas City Royals could use a bounce back victory here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Royals have allowed 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Kansas City Royals are 0-13 this season when allowing at least one run. Offensively,
Mike Moustakas leads the Royals with 23 hits and 13 RBI while Jon Jay and Whit Merrifield have combined for 31 hits and five RBI. Jason Hammel gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 3-3 with a 6.32 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Tigers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games.
The Detroit Tigers are 6-3 this season when scoring more than three runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 19 hits and eight RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Leonys Martin have combined for 36 hits and 13 RBI. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 2-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 8-2 in their last 10 opening games of a double-header, 0-4 in Hammels last 4 road starts and 1-6 in Hammels last 7 starts. The Tigers are 16-35 in their last 51 home games, 6-20 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series and 2-8 in Fulmers last 10 starts. The Royals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit, 10-3 in the last 13 meetings and 4-1 in Hammels last 5 starts vs. Tigers.
Hammel has been solid in his last two starts, allowing just two earned runs in his last 11.1 innings, while Fulmer is coming off a burtal performance in which he was rocked by the Indians for six earned runs in three innings. However, the Royals have yet to win a game this season when allowing at least one run, and Fulmer has given up just four hits and one run in eight innings of work at home this season. There’s also no way I’m putting money on the Royals in their current form, as they’re making a strong early case for the worst team in baseball. Give me the Tigers and the cheap price.
Meanwhile, the Royals did exactly what we were hoping for from Detroit. Kansas City signed Lucas Duda and Jon Jay to one-year deals in March. They re-signed Mike Moustakas on a comically cheap contract, and picked up reliever Justin Grimm when he was dumped by the Chicago Cubs.
Just about everything has gone wrong for the Royals so far. They haven’t hit well. They haven’t pitched well. The bullpen has been awful. Their schedule hasn’t helped, and they are currently without everyday players Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez. Some of it doesn’t add up — their rotation has actually been pretty good and Kelvin Herrera looks back to normal — but the numbers don’t lie: these Royals are pretty bad.