MLB Matchups  >>  Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers Preview 06/17/2014

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The division rival Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Comerica Park.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Yordano Ventura in this game. Ventura has a 4-5 record and a 3.20 ERA this season.

Ventura's opponent in this one will be Max Scherzer. The Tigers right hander has a 3.05 ERA to go along with a 8-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 169-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 11-8 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +130 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Kansas City:
Team record: 37-32
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Detroit:
Team record: 36-30
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games
Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games at home
Next up:
Kansas City at Detroit Wednesday, June 18