Kansas City takes on Detroit in division matchup
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Tigers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will host Kansas City in a meeting of division rivals.
The Tigers are 6-7 against the rest of their division. Detroit has hit 21 home runs this season, the lowest total in the majors. Niko Goodrum leads them with three while slugging .447.
The Royals are 6-8 in division games. The Kansas City pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.10. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.07 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .261 batting average, 6.09 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Royals: 4-6, .238 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Blaine Hardy: 10-day IL (forearm), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Christin Stewart: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (shoulder).