Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 7/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/10/2014
Friday, July 11, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSDT, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (5-3) vs. Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (5-8)
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On Friday night, Anibal Sanchez will attempt to bounce back from his worst start of the season when he and the Detroit Tigers face lefty Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.
Anibal Sanchez gave up a season-high seven earned runs to the Tampa Bay Rays last Saturday and ended up losing his third game of the year. He pitched 5.2 innings in that start and allowed six hits while walking four batters and striking out just one. Even with that bad start Sanchez, still has a 3.18 ERA this year and he has only given up three home runs in 87.2 innings of work.
Raul Ibanez has seven hits in 28 at-bats against Sanchez and is the only player on the Royals who has hit a home run off of him. Billy Butler is 6-for-18 against Sanchez with two doubles and three RBI.
Danny Duffy pitched six innings against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday and ended up suffering his eighth loss of the year. He gave up four runs on 10 hits in that outing while walking no one and striking out six. Duffy currently has a 2.86 ERA and he has only given up 59 hits in his 78.2 innings on the mound this year.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has five hits in 16 at-bats versus Duffy with three doubles and three RBI. Outfielder Austin Jackson has just three hits against him in 17 at-bats with five strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 47-34-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 42-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 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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