Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:08 PM on FSKC, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Kansas City Royals - Ventura, Y (4-5) vs. Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (8-2)
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Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura will be going for his third straight win when he faces Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Last Wednesday, Yordano Ventura won his fourth game of the season when he beat the Cleveland Indians at home. He pitched seven strong innings in that outing and allowed just one earned run on six hits while striking out three and walking no one. On the season, Ventura is 4-5 with a 3.20 ERA and he has only given up six home runs in 70.1 innings.
All of the Tigers will be going up against Ventura for the first time on Tuesday night. Their right-handed hitters will not be looking forward to the matchups, as he is holding them to a .228 batting average this season.
In his last start, Max Scherzer was able to win his eighth game of the year by pitching a three-hit shutout against the Chicago White Sox on the road. He struck out eight batters in that game and allowed three walks. Through 94.1 innings this season, the right-hander has 106 strikeouts and has only walked 28.
Alex Gordon has had more success against Scherzer than any of the other Royals, going 12-for-31 against him with three doubles and two home runs. Alcides Escobar also has hit two home runs off of Scherzer, but he is batting just .219 in 32 matchups with him.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 32-32-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.1
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 33-28-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
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
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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