1* free play Tiger/Royals "under".
After losing 20-4 to Boston on Wednesday, the Tigers took their frustrations out on the Royals in a 16-2 victory last night.
Suffice it to say, with these two competent starters battling head-to-head on Saturday night, I believe runs will be at a premium this evening.Justin Verlander (12-10, 3.59 ERA)
Verlander was unfortunate to get saddled with a no-decision vs. the Tribe on Sunday, going seven shutout frames, scattering four hits with two walks to go along with six K's.
The veteran will bring his very respectable 7-4, 3.46 ERA road record into Kansas City today.Danny Duffy (2-0, 1.35 ERA)
Duffy was under a pitch count in his start vs. the Mariners on Monday and had to leave after just 3 2/3's innings of work. Before he left though he allowed just one earned run off five hits and four walks, striking out four.
The southpaw has been sharp and had not allowed a run in his previous two trips to the bump (both victories).The Bottom Line
Verlander has dominated the Royals throughout his career going 15-4 with a great 2.71 ERA in 27 lifetime meetings.
Duffy's stuff has been electric so far and I believe has the tools in place to battle his counterpart into the latter frames.
As a result, consider a second look at the "under" in this matchup.Good luck, Nick Parsons