Kansas City Royals (2-4, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-2, third in the AL Central)

Detroit; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Tigers: Ivan Nova (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 2 strikeouts)

LINE: Royals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals square off against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

The Tigers finished 22-53 against AL Central Division opponents in 2019. Detroit hit 149 total home runs and averaged 8.2 hits per game last year.

The Royals finished 31-45 against AL Central Division opponents in 2019. Kansas City averaged 8.4 hits per game last season and totaled 162 home runs as a team.

The teams meet for the third time this season. Detroit leads the season series 2-1.

INJURIES: Tigers: Dario Agrazal: (forearm).

Royals: Randy Rosario: (undisclosed), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Chance Adams: (undisclosed), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow).

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