Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers 9/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/9/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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James Shields (13-7), who is coming off of one of his best starts of the year, will make the start for the Kansas City Royals when they take on Rick Porcello (15-10) and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Last weekend, James Shields pitched 8.1 scoreless innings against the New York Yankees on the road and was able to pick up the win. He gave up just three hits in that start and walked no one while striking out six. Shields has struck out 156 batters in 200.1 innings this year and he now has a 3.23 ERA.
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is 19-for-50 against Shields in his career with eight doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. Outfielder Rajai Davis is just 2-for-18 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Rick Porcello lost his second start in a row last week when he was defeated by the San Francisco Giants at home. He pitched just three innings in that game and gave up six runs (five earned) on 10 hits while walking one batter and striking out one. He now has a 3.30 ERA on the season and he has only been able to strike out 110 batters in 183 innings.
Royals slugger Billy Butler has 16 hits in his 47 at-bats against Porcello with four doubles, a home run and eight RBI. Alcides Escobar is just 1-for-26 against him with no walks and five strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 61-73-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 74-63-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
09/08/14 P Danny Duffy Shoulder expected to miss next scheduled start Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
09/03/14 2B Christian Colon Finger out indefinitely
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-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
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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