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The Kansas City Royals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Shields is 7-8 this season with a 3.33 ERA.

It'll be Jose Alvarez toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Lefthander Alvarez is 1-2 with a 5.03 ERA so far this season.

The Royals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 3 straight games.
Detroit has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 62-57 SU
Detroit: 71-49 SU

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kansas City17-6-1 SU in its last 24 games
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Kansas City is 1-9-1 SU in its last 11 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit10-0-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Detroit9-1-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Detroit19-5-1 SU in its last 25 games
Detroit is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,

Next up:
Detroit home to Kansas City, Saturday, August 17