The Detroit Tigers have started the 9-24 season, but are approaching .500 after reeling from seven straight wins before losing to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. On Saturday, the Tigers will send rising star Casey Mize to the mound.
Mize’s 5-5 record doesn’t tell the story of how he’s been on the pitch this season. He has allowed three runs or less in 14 consecutive starts and the team is leading 11-7 in his 18 starts, including 5-2 in his previous seven starts.
The Royals will be looking for Carlos Hernandez to improve on the 6.57 ERA he has in the four starts of his career. He threw just 12 /₃ innings in those games, with four home runs and six walks. Kansas City is 2-10 in the past 12 games he’s thrown on the field as either a warm-up or a rescue.
The Royals have the worst bullpen ERA in the AL last 30 days (6.38) and are allowing 1.9 home runs per nine in that span. That’s a big reason why, despite beating the Milwaukee Brewers twice earlier in the week, Kansas City has entered this streak 10-29 in the previous 39 games.
The Tigers have averaged 4.9 runs per game since early June and their win will continue on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Drama: Tiger, +110.
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