The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals square off on Wednesday with first pitch set for 2:10 p.m. EST. The game takes place at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Tarik Skubal will be on the mound for the Tigers while the home team will hand the ball to Brady Singer.
The Tigers have not had the greatest season in 2022, sitting 10 games back off the top spot in the AL Central, with just one team below them in the standings. They were on a bit of a winning streak earlier this month, but the tide turned dramatically and they directly went on a four-game losing streak after and they come into this one having lost four of their last five. Skubal has faced the Royals twice this season, earning a no-decision and a loss. In his most recent outing against them, he went 4.2 frames and gave up five earned runs earlier this month.
The Royals are the one team that sits below the Tigers in the basement of the AL Central, but they have won the first two games of this series against Detroit. They come into this having won three of their last four overall games though. But Singer has struggled recently, going just 4.2 innings in his start against Detroit this season, though he only allowed two earned runs in the start. He’s only made it out of the fifth inning three times in his last seven starts though, so don’t expect him to go a long way today.
Tigers vs. Royals
Pitchers: Tarik Skubal vs. Brady Singer
First pitch: 2:10 p.m. EST
Tigers local broadcast: Bally Sports Detroit
Royals local broadcast: Bally Sports Kansas City
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, picks & predictions
Run Line: Royals -1.5
Run total: 7.5
Moneyline odds: Royals -125, Tigers +105
Moneyline pick: Royals -125
Look, neither of these teams is very good, but Singer has been better than Skubal has been recently. Skubal has lost five of his last seven starts and had a much tougher time than Singer did in their last outing against the opposition on July 3.
Player prop pick: Robbie Grossman over 0.5 hits (-185)
Grossman has hit well in this series, earning three hits in the opener on Monday. He doesn't have much success against Singer, failing to get a hit in 10 career at-bats, but that just means he’s probably due to get the monkey off his back with how he swung the bat on Monday.
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