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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

The Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ervin Santana in this game. Santana has a 8-9 record and a 3.35 ERA this season.

Santana's opponent in this one will be Doug Fister. The Tigers righthander has a 3.77 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -162 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 77-70 SU
Detroit: 85-62 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Kansas City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas City is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Detroit home to Kansas City, Sunday, September 15