Kansas City faces Detroit after Junis’ solid outing
Kansas City, Kansas; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: TBD Royals: Danny Duffy (3-5, 4.28 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Jakob Junis. Junis threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits with six strikeouts against Washington.
The Royals are 14-25 against the rest of their division. Kansas City has a team on-base percentage of .305, led by Hunter Dozier with a mark of .363.
The Tigers are 16-25 in road games. Detroit has a collective on-base percentage of .291, last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the lineup with a mark of .364.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Soler leads the Royals with 23 home runs and is slugging .494. Martin Maldonado is 8-for-30 with three doubles, two home runs and two RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 2-8, .249 batting average, 6.29 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Tigers: 2-8, .261 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Tigers Injuries: Spencer Turnbull: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tyson Ross: 60-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Victor Alcantara: 10-day IL (tooth), JaCoby Jones: 10-day IL (back), Josh Harrison: 60-day IL (hamstring), Grayson Greiner: 10-day IL (back).