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
- 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.