Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers Latest Reviews | MLB Match

Starters

Verlander (12-7, 2.50 ERA) vs Mendoza (7-9, 4.26 ERA)

A couple of leader boards with Royals in first place

O-Swing% – 2012

1

Bruce Chen

34.8%

2

CC Sabathia

34.8%

3

Jordan Zimmermann

34.5%

4

Cole Hamels

34.5%

3 Year OF UZR ARM Value – 2010 to 2012

Team

ARM

Royals

19.8

Angels

18.6

Orioles

14.1

Blue Jays

13

The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers face off on Wednesday for game three of their series at Kauffman Stadium.

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The Kansas City Royals are headed nowhere this post season but if they keep winning like tey did on Tuesday they can still play spoiler. Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas had three hits each and Alex Gordon had two hits as the Royals scored nine runs on 15 hits. On the mound Louis Mendoza allowed seven hits and six earned runs while striking out four over five innings to not factor in the decision while Aaron Crow blew the save but got the win. For Wednesday’s game Kansas City starts Bruce Chen who been steady but unspectacular this year. For the season Chen has allowed 167 hits and 88 earned runs while striking out 108 over 146.1 innings of work for a 5.41 ERA.For live score check this–> Espn MLB

The Detroit Tigers blew a chance to move up in the AL Central standings on Tuesday as the White Sox lost but so did the Tigers. Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta hit home runs while Austin Jackson had three hits and Miguel Cabrera had two hits as the Tigers scored eight runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander was hit hard allowing 12 hits and eight runs while striking out six over 5.2 innings but didn’t factor in the decision as Brayan Villarreal took the loss. For Wednesday’s game Detroit starts Anibal Sanchez who has been horrible since being traded to the Tigers. Since the trade Sanchez has allowed 119 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 110 over 121 innings of work for a 3.94 ERA.
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Kansas City is 7-1 in their last eight home games, 2-4 in their last six game overall, and 7-1 in Chen’s last eight home starts. Detroit is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, 21-7 in their last 28 games against a team with a losing record, and 3-10 in their last 13 road games against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 802 in the last 10 meetings of these two.

The Tigers are simply over rated this year and the Royals are finally playing up to their potential.