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Game Preview: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

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Kansas City Royals (4-2) at Detroit Tigers (2-4)

3:05 p.m. today

Probable Pitchers:
KC - Kyle Davies (3-8, 5.50 ERA, 42 K vs. Detroit)
Hitter to Fear: Victor Martinez (.333, 2 HR, 6 RBI vs. Davies)
Hitter to Fail: Brandon Inge (.261, 5 K vs. Davies)

DET - Max Scherzer (2-2, 2.73 ERA, 22 K vs. Kansas City)
Hitter to Fear: Jeff Francoeur (.375, 3B, HR vs. Scherzer)
Hitter to Fail: Melky Cabrera (.000, 2 K vs. Scherzer)

Analysis:

After a disappointing loss last night in Baltimore, the Tigers come home for their season opener today. It will be a quick turnaround for the team, as it touched down in Detroit in the wee hours of the night for an afternoon game today.

Max Scherzer gets the ball for Detroit. After giving up four homeruns to the Yankees in his last start, he'll be happy to return to pitcher friendly Comerica Park. Unlike much of the team, he'll benefit from a good night's sleep back in Detroit, as he had the luxury of flying back ahead of the rest of the team.

Kansas City counters with Kyle Davies, who is coming off a no decision against the Angels. The crowd will be loud and the adrenaline will be flowing, there is no way you can bet against the Tigers for this game.