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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

The fans at Kauffman Stadium will be treated to a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Monday.

The Tigers will trot Doug Fister out to the mound in this one. Righthander Fister has a 5-3 record and a 3.27 ERA this season.

Fister's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Guthrie. The Royals righthander has a 3.66 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -164 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 4 straight games.
Kansas City has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 35-26 SU
Kansas City: 28-32 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Tuesday, June 11