Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSDT, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (4-8) vs. Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (5-7)
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Detroit Tigers lefty Drew Smyly will attempt to snap his current two-game losing streak on Thursday night when he faces veteran Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals.
Last Friday, Drew Smyly took on the Tampa Bay Rays and ended up taking the loss after giving up five runs in 5.1 innings. He allowed seven hits in that game and walked one batter while striking out three. Smyly has a 4-8 record right now with a 3.89 ERA and he has struck out 68 batters in 81 innings.
Outfielder Alex Gordon has just two hits against Smyly in 17 at-bats and has been struck out by the left-hander nine times. Billy Butler is 6-for-11 against him with a walk and a double.
Jeremy Guthrie had one of his worst starts of the year last Saturday when he was defeated by the Cleveland Indians on the road. He only made it through four innings in that start and gave up six runs on 11 hits while walking two batters and striking out five. Guthrie currently owns a 4.02 ERA and he has given up 121 hits in his 116.1 innings of work.
Reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera has 14 hits in his 43 at-bats against Guthrie with three home runs and nine RBI. Outfielder Austin Jackson has just five hits against him in 27 at-bats with two RBI and eight strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 46-34-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 42-42-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/07/14 DH Victor Martinez Side questionable
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL (6/21)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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