Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. MLB Premium Picks are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2016 World Series. The (7-4) Detroit Tigers of the American League East Division will travel to “SHOW ME STATE”. For the first game of a three-day series. Detroit will play the (8-4) Kansas City Royals also of the AL Central in 2016 Major League Baseball action. The teams will play at Kauffman Stadium next to Arrowhead in Kansas City, Missouri. Game time is at 7:15 PM EST. On Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Detroit Tigers are ready to challenge Kansas City for the divisional crown. The Royals are the hunted after winning the 2015 World Championship. The opening line has the Detroit Tigers as a +140 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total are 7′ for Tuesday’s game.
The Detroit Tigers lost two of three their last series in Houston. Detroit is third in the Division, a half game behind Kansas City and the White Sox.
Detroit will be back in the “MOTOR CITY” for a seven-game homestand on Friday. April 22nd, playing host to the Cleveland Indians.
Second Baseman J.D. Martinez leads the batting order with a .372 batting average and a.429 on-base percentage. Second Baseman Ian Kinsler has a team-high four long ball and seventeen hits. Starting Pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a rotation with two victories and fifteen strikeouts.
Relief Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has three saves under his belt. The Detroit Tigers will send Right Hander Shane Greene, who is 1-0 with a (2.57) to the hill. The 6’4″ 210 pound Clermont, Florida native threw six innings, giving up three hits and two runs in a 7-3 road victory over Pittsburgh on April 13th.
The Detroit Tigers are listed at +2,200 to win the 2016 World Series.
The 2016 Kansas City Royals are on a two-game losing streak after dropping the last two in Oakland over the weekend.
Both teams have Monday, April 18th off and will begin the divisional series on Tuesday. The 2015 World Champions are on top in the American League Central. Kansas City will play their next six baseball games in front of their home fans. First, Baseman Eric Hosmer is the leader at the plate with a .353 on-base percentage and has fifteen hits.
Starting Pitcher Edinson Volquez has a rotation best two victories with seventeen strikeouts. Notable Injury: Starting Pitcher Jason Vargas is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The Betting Odds Over The Total have come in the last seven times the team has met. Kansas City will send Right Hander Yordano Ventura. Who is (0-0) with a 2.45 ERA to the hill for the first game of the series.
The Samana native pitched six innings, giving up four hits and a run his last outing on April 13th, a 4-2 no-decision victory in Houston.
Bovada.Lv lists the Kansas City Royals at +600 to win the 2016 American League Pennant.
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