Money Line: -140.00 Kansas City (Away)
The last time Brady Singer got the baseball for the Royals, he delivered eight innings of one-hit ball against Cleveland. He didn’t allow the hit until the 8th inning and the team won that game 11-1. It was certainly Singer’s best start of the year. Seeing as the Tigers had been held to three runs or less in five of their six games previous to yesterday, I fully anticipate Singer pitching well yet again.
An interesting subplot of last night’s game is that the Royals were supposed to start Danny Duffy, but he missed the team’s plane and had to be scratched! Duffy certainly would have pitched better than replacement Jakob Junis, who allowed five runs in just 2 ⅓ IP. Now obviously it would have helped had the Royals scored some runs. They will tonight against Tarik Skubal, who allowed six runs in two innings his last start and now has a 7.27 ERA for the season. The Tigers made a number of roster moves in the L24 hours that suggest they won’t really be trying (to win) the rest of the way. 10* Kansas City