The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will dance for the second time this season, and second time in a week. Detroit is coming off a series loss on the road against the Chicago White Sox, and are heading home after a 10-game road trip in 11 days. They finished up the road trip 5-5, which is ideally what you want your team to do when on the road. Meanwhile, the Royals are coming off a series victory against the Cleveland Indians, taking two of three from the Tribe. Following the conclusion of this series, in the last two weeks, the Royals will have played at Cleveland, home vs. Detroit, home vs. Cleveland, and at Detroit.
Some good starting pitching match-ups on paper should make for another fun and exciting series with Kansas City.
Royals/Tigers Recent History
The top two teams in the AL Central split last week’s four game set in Kansas City, with the Tigers winning the final two games in the set. Detroit struggled at the plate for much of the series, but were able to earn themselves a series split against a good and fundamentally sound Royals ball club. The two division rivals are expected to compete with each other for the division crown for most of the 2015 season, if not all of it.
Probable Pitching Match-ups
Game 1: Yordano Ventura (2-2, 4.94 ERA) vs. David Price (3-1, 2.93 ERA)
Game 2: Jeremy Guthrie (1-2, 6.52 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (2-3, 5.11 ERA)
Game 3: Jason Vargas (3-1, 5.26 ERA) vs. Shane Greene (3-2, 5.56 ERA)
Game 1: Friday, May 8th @ 7:08 PM EDT/FS-D : 97.1 — The Ticket
Game 2: Saturday, May 9th @ 1:08 PM EDT/FS1 : 97.1 — The Ticket
Game 3: Sunday, May 10th @ 8:05 PM EDT/ESPN : 97.1 — The Ticket