Skubal scheduled to start as Detroit hosts Kansas City

Kansas City Royals (20-29, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (21-26, fourth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Kansas City: Brady Singer (2-4, 4.66 ERA) Detroit: Tarik Skubal (1-2, 7.27 ERA)

LINE: Tigers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals travel to face the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

The Tigers are 10-19 against AL Central teams. The Detroit pitching staff averages 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, Matthew Boyd leads them with a mark of 9.9.

The Royals are 13-22 against the rest of their division. Kansas City’s lineup has 56 home runs this season, Whit Merrifield leads the club with nine homers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario ranks second on the Tigers with seven home runs and is slugging .572.

Merrifield leads the Royals with nine home runs and is batting .281.

INJURIES: Tigers: Ivan Nova: (right triceps), Dario Agrazal: (forearm), Troy Stokes Jr.: (undisclosed), JaCoby Jones: (left hand), Jonathan Schoop: (wrist), C.J. Cron: (knee).

Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Ian Kennedy: (calf), Matt Harvey: (undisclosed), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (oblique), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.