Tigers host the Royals in division matchup
Detroit; Sunday, 1 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 foes.
The Tigers are 7-8 against AL Central teams. Detroit has slugged .372 this season. Ronny Rodriguez leads the team with a mark of .725.
The Royals are 7-9 against AL Kansas City has a collective on-base percentage of .317, led by Hunter Dozier with a mark of .444. The Royals won the last meeting 15-3. Homer Bailey notched his third victory and Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs for Kansas City. Tyson Ross registered his fourth loss for Detroit.
Adalberto Mondesi leads the Royals with 18 extra base hits and is slugging .522. Kelvin Gutierrez is 11-for-32 with a double, a triple, a home run and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .259 batting average, 6.83 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Royals: 5-5, .272 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
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).