Spencer Torkelson hits go-ahead bomb as Tigers beat Royals again
-- Rookie first baseman Spencer Torkelson hit a mammoth go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Torkelson’s 432-foot blast landed above the left-field bullpen, scored Miguel Cabrera and ruined an otherwise outstanding night by Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller. pic.twitter.com/NV3YBSTHUN — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 16, 2022Keller was locked in an early duel with Tigers starter Tarik Skubal, who retired the first 11 batters he faced and allowed only one unearned run in 5 2/3 innings. The Tigers placed starting pitcher Casey Mize on the 10-day injured list before the game and activated outfielder Daz Cameron from the taxi squad. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers (4-4) and Royals (2-5) meet for Game 3 of their four-game series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: 2 starters miss third straight game with injury
-- Outfielder Robbie Grossman and shortstop Javier Baez will miss their third consecutive start when the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium. Grossman has been battling groin and hip tightness since tweaking a muscle in Tuesday’s game at Detroit. Victor Reyes will play in place of Grossman, while Harold Castro will sub in for Baez. Lefty Tarik Skubal is on the mound for the Tigers against Royals right-hander Brad Keller, who pitched six scoreless innings in his debut. The Tigers have been debating whether Grossman’s injury is serious enough to warrant a stint on the injured list.mlive.com
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Perez and Witt Jr. give Royals offense an edge
Click Here: Bet $5, Win $200 on any MLB moneyline on DraftKings SportsbookDetroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals oddsThe Royals are -130 favorites with FanDuel Sportsbook, while the Tigers are a +112 underdog. That means that if you like Kansas City to win the game, you would win $10.00 for every $13.00 you bet on them, provided the Royals are victorious. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Royals ML (-130)The Royals primary bright spot this season has been the emergence of highly-touted rookie prospect Bobby Witt Jr. Against an inconsistent Tigers team, Brad Keller takes the mound for Kansas City in the second game of this series. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Over 8 (-110)These 2 teams are not likely to be destined for the postseason, but this game should be just eventful enough to clear this manageable total.mlive.com
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Mize faces Keller on Thursday night
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals oddsThe Tigers are slight underdogs on the road at Kauffman Stadium, with odds of +106 at FanDuel Sportsbook, while the Royals are -124 favorites. That means that you would have to bet $1.24 on Kansas City to win in order to make $1 in profit if they are successful. Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Royals ML (-124)The Tigers visit Kansas City to start a four-game set with both teams looking to improve their form after slow starts to the season. Keller looks in great shape and the Kansas City bullpen has had an extra day to rest after the Royals’ game against the Cardinals was postponed on Wednesday. RELATED: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals - MLB (4/14/22) | First Pitch, How to Watch, PreviewDetroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals prediction: Under 8.5 (-102)Neither of these offenses has impressed so far this season and a low game total seems likely in their first meeting.mlive.com
Witt's dazzling play in 10th helps Royals top Guardians 1-0
Prized rookie Bobby Witt Jr. made an eye-popping play at third base to nail a runner at the plate in the top of the 10th inning, then Adalberto Mondesi’s RBI single in the bottom half lifted the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Guardians 1-0.
Tigers use 9 pitchers, lose 2 of them, but still beat Royals, 10-3
First, the good news: The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-3 Monday night at Kauffman Stadium in a game that was never really in doubt. (That appears to be the most pitchers the Tigers have ever used in a game that they’ve won). Two pitchers -- starter Matthew Boyd and reliever Alex Lange -- left the game with shoulder discomfort. Matthew Boyd left with with one out in the third inning with what the club described as left shoulder discomfort. Up next: The Tigers and Royals meet again on Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. Detroit right-hander Casey Mize (3-4, 3.44 ERA) faces Kansas City left-hander Mike Minor (5-3, 4.50).mlive.com
Tigers squander scoring chances, get swept by Royals
It was one of several scoring opportunities the Tigers squandered on Monday in a 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. The Tigers (7-16) were swept in four games by the Royals (14-7) and have now lost 10 of their last 11 games. The Tigers broke a 15-inning scoring drought in the third inning when Robbie Grossman doubled and Miguel Cabrera singled him home. But the Tigers missed a chance to tack on more runs against Royals starter Brad Keller. The Tigers went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position.mlive.com
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Royals, 1B Carlos Santana agree to $17 million, 2-year deal
– The Kansas City Royals and veteran first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract that plugs one of their biggest offensive holes while providing some clubhouse leadership for a rebuilding club. The 34-year-old Santana was an All-Star two years ago in Cleveland, when he hit a career-best .281 with 34 homers and 93 RBIs. Santana has hit .288 with 31 homers and 93 RBIs in 151 career games against them, the best of any team in the division. Relief pitcher Mike Minor signed an $18 million, two-year deal and outfielder Michael Taylor a $1.75 million deal for next season, and nearly all their arbitration-eligible players are under contract. That includes an $8.05 million contract for slugger Jorge Soler and a $3.35 million deal for staff ace Brad Keller.
Tigers lose another 1-run game, fall to Royals, 3-2: Game recap, box score
He was outmatched by Royals starter Brad Keller, who scattered four hits through six scoreless innings, striking out five without a walk. Top 7th: In their first chance to face someone other than Brad Keller, the Tigers clawed back some runs in the seventh. Top 4th: Another 1-2-3 inning for Brad Keller, who struck out Miguel Cabrera for the second time tonight. Top 2nd: Three consecutive Tigers grounded out to second base in an easy 1-2-3 frame for Brad Keller. Top 1st: Royals starter Brad Keller retired the Tigers in order, getting Willi Castro and Miguel Cabrera to go down swinging.mlive.com
Tigers try to snap losing skid vs. Royals: Live updates, stats
Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull (4-3, 3.83 ERA) will make his final start of the year against Royals right-hander Brad Keller (4-3, 2.77). Top 7th: In their first chance to face someone other than Brad Keller, the Tigers clawed back some runs in the seventh. Bottom 3rd: After allowing runs in each of the first two innings, Spencer Turnbull gets a much-needed 1-2-3 third. Top 1st: Royals starter Brad Keller retired the Tigers in order, getting Willi Castro and Miguel Cabrera to go down swinging. LINEUPSHere's how we line up for what some are calling a "must watch" game.#DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/xAQbA80ukM — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 25, 2020mlive.com
How to watch the Detroit Tigers vs. the Kansas City Royals (9/25/20): Channel, stream, time
The Detroit Tigers fell just a little short on Thursday night when they lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-7. This is the second game in a row that the Tigers lost by just one run, but they look to shake it off. The game will air on Fox Sports Detroit and can be streamed on Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial). What: Detroit Tigers (22-33) vs. Kansas City Royals (24-33)Where: Kauffman StadiumDate: Friday, Sept. 25Time: 8:05 p.m.TV: Fox Sports DetroitStream: Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial)SIGN UP FOR TIGERS CONFIDENTIAL. Get Tigers news, analysis and opinion in text messages sent straight to your phone from MLive Tigers beat writer Evan Woodbery.mlive.com
Wainwright throws CG on 39th birthday, Cards top Indians 7-2
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)ST. LOUIS Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. St. Louis had mustered just three runs in the past 28 innings before the outburst. He was very sharp.PITCHING CYCLEWith the start against the Indians, Wainwright has made at least one versus every team except the Cardinals. Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (0-2, 3.32 ERA) begins a three-game series in Cincinnati when he faces RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 5.71) on Monday night.
Bauer blanks Royals, sports cheeky T-shirt in twinbill split
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and catcher Curt Casali celebrate after game two of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Wednesday night to split a doubleheader marked by strong starting pitching. In the opener of the two seven-inning games, Brad Keller didn't allow a hit until the sixth and extended his shutout streak, leading the Royals past the Reds 4-0. Bauer allowed only a single by Adalberto Mondesi in the fifth inning. After Brett Phillips lined out to right to end the game, Bauer unbuttoned his jersey to reveal a T-shirt depicting him amid a low point in his career, a meltdown during his previous visit to Kauffman Stadium last July.
Big league debuts to be made without family, friends on hand
When the decision was made to play an abbreviated 60-game major league season without fans, it meant that anybody making their debut would do so without their support system there to enjoy it. Or little league and high school coaches that taught them to throw a curveball or turn a double play. So it's no wonder that one of baseball's time-honored traditions is for family and friends to be sitting in the stands when a youngster debuts. I feel strong and I feel better than I ever have.He won't be the only player to make his big league debut this season. Just try to help this team win.
Royals' Dozier tests positive for COVID-19 before exhibition
Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier bats during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, July 20, 2020. Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday. And it still snuck up on them.The positive test leaves Matheny with another hole to fill in his starting lineup. Ryan McBroom, who made his big league debut last season, will likely start at first base with O'Hearn sidelined by the virus. Danny Duffy will start opening day against Cleveland and rookie Brady Singer will make his big league debut on Saturday.
After beating cancer, KC's Hill won't let COVID-19 stop him
Not long ago, Royals pitcher Tim Hill was wrapping up eight brutal months of chemotherapy to treat colon cancer. The biopsy came back positive for colon cancer, the same disease that claimed his father when Hill was just 17 years old. With the support of the Royals, Hill began to build back his strength. Those factors left Hill wondering whether he should step on the field when baseball resumed or stick to the sideline, knowing they increased the risk of complications should he contract COVID-19. Some of it seems over-the-top when you first look at it, but when you start seeing people test positive, you see maybe it's necessary.
More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease
The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus. Rodriguez, who broke out in 2019 as a star, and Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec tested positive for the virus. Manager Ron Roenicke said it is just unfortunate the positive test could jeopardize Rodriguezs chances to start on opening day. Also, the Kansas City Royals announced right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan OHearn had positive tests and gave the team permission to announce the results. Some Washington players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.
Starling, Keller send Royals to 4-1 win over Tigers
Hunter Dozier #17 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates a double next to Harold Castro #30 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. - Hometown boy Bubba Starling delivered his first career hit and RBI for Kansas City, Brad Keller outdueled Matthew Boyd, and the Royals held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Saturday night. Keller (5-9) allowed an RBI single to Harold Castro in the second but otherwise shut down Detroit, allowing four hits over eight innings. Boyd then slapped down the Royals in order the next three innings, striking out six along the way. UP NEXTThe Royals send right-hander Homer Bailey (7-6, 4.80 ERA), who has won both his starts against the Tigers this season, to the mound in the series finale Sunday.