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Game 6: Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers

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Get back to .500

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (2-3) @ Detroit Tigers (3-2)

LHP Danny Duffy (0-1, 4.15 ERA) vs. LHP Matthew Boyd (0-1, 7.20 ERA)

First pitch - 6:10 p.m. CDT

Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

Quick Hits:

  • In nine starts at Comerica Park, Duffy is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA and .227 opponents batting average.

  • In 19 starts against the Royals, Boyd has a 6.94 ERA with an opponents slugging percentage of .518.

  • Mondesi moves down in the order from three to six for tonight’s game.

  • Nicky Lopez has a better career average against lefties (.267) than righties (.228). He hits ninth tonight.

  • Through five games, the Royals’ pitching staff ranks 13th in baseball with a 3.98 ERA.

Tonight’s lineup: