The Kansas City Royals are on the road again today when they play the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball action. The baseball betting odds for the game have the Royals listed as a favorite to pick up the win on the road today.
Royals vs Tigers Odds
Total 8 (over -120, under +105)
Detroit got an excellent start from Matt Boyd on Wednesday night. Boyd, one of the pieces that came over in the David Price deal, dazzled in Comerica Park with seven strong innings. He was able to keep the Royals off-balanced the entire time he was on the mound and certainly made a nice showing in his first Tigers start.
Today the Royals will be looking to take advantage of Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers righty has dropped each of his last two starts, but both came on the road. Seven of Sanchez' wins this season have come at Comerica, but his ERA is a bit bloated at 4.78 there. Sanchez has allowed 14 round-trippers in his starts at home as well.
Current Royals are hitting .214 against him in 234 at bats. Alcides Escobar has eight hits in 25 at bats and has gone deep.
Kansas City will give the baseball to Yordano Ventura, who has picked up a pair of wins since being called back up by the Royals. Ventura threw seven innings in each of his last two starts and gave up a combined six earned runs. It still worked out for the Royals, though and today they'll look to earn Ventura's third win on the road this season.
Current Tigers are hitting .326 against him in 46 at bats. Nobody has more than seven at bats against him, but Ian Kinsler has had the most success with four hits in six at bats.
The Royals are still the best team in the American League and Detroit has been inconsistent all season, but Sanchez has pitched well against Kansas City the past few years. Sanchez has a 5-2 record in seven starts against Kansas City the last three years with a 1.07 ERA.
Free Pick: Tigers
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