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    09/07/2011 10:47 PM
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Major League Baseball Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals Start Time, Odds, Free Pick

The Kansas City Royals welcome in the Detroit Tigers tonight in Major League Baseball action. The game is scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN. Currently the odds have the Royals listed as a big favorite to pick up the win.

Kansas City will get another look at Johnny Cueto tonight. The best team in the American League only got better with his acquisition, but in his two starts with KC the team has lost both games. One of those games came recently against Detroit, where Cueto gave up just two earned runs in seven innings of work.

The Tigers scored a single run in the third and fourth innings in that one, they only collected five hits the entire game and that was enough. Detroit starter Matt Boyd threw seven innings in his first action since being acquired in the David Price deal, striking out two and allowing only one earned run. He scattered seven hits and looked better in his first action than most people expected.

Can he do it again? It will certainly be a tough task, Cueto is making his first start in Kansas City (the first two were on the road) and the Royals should be juiced up for that. KC has been extremely good at home (37-18) and Detroit is a game under the .500 mark in road games. 

The Royals are also coming off a sweep of the Chicago White Sox at home, with the Tigers coming into town Kansas City is looking to keep it rolling into the later part of the week. As good as Boyd was in his first action for Detroit, it's tough to see him doing it again, against the same team, in a week. 

Free Pick: Royals

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