Tigers face off against the Royals in division matchup
; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (7-11, 3.95 ERA) Tigers: Edwin Jackson (1-5, 11.12 ERA)
LINE: Tigers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: AL Central opponents Detroit and Kansas City will square off at Comerica Park.
The Tigers are 16-31 against AL Central opponents. The Detroit offense has compiled a .235 batting average as a team this season, last in the MLB. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with a mark of .284.
The Royals are 22-35 against teams from the AL Central. Kansas City is slugging .403 as a unit. Hunter Dozier leads the team with a slugging percentage of .544. The Tigers won the last meeting 10-8. Joe Jimenez earned his third victory and Harold Castro went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Detroit. Richard Lovelady took his second loss for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .268 batting average, 5.65 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Royals: 2-8, .231 batting average, 6.33 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: (neck), Tyson Ross: (nerve), Matt Moore: (knee), Michael Fulmer: (elbow), Christin Stewart: (concussion), JaCoby Jones: (forearm), Josh Harrison: (hamstring), Jeimer Candelario: (thumb), Grayson Greiner: (back).