Kansas City Royals Vs Detroit Tigers 9/28/2023 – Get set for two exciting matchups set to unfold this season as we take in two exciting MLB action matchups: Kansas City Royals Vs. Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park is our matinee matchup; then in the evening game Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners takes place at T-Mobile Park; catch all this thrilling baseball action while staying ahead with our latest MLB Picks.
Kansas City Royals Vs Detroit Tigers 9/28/2023
|When:||Thursday, September 28, 3:10 PM ET|
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Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals (54-603) have recently found success, winning eight out of their last ten games and showing that talent will make an impactful statement for years to come. Last night against Tigers was suspended due to rain before it could even begin, so the last inning had gone completely against them before finally coming to a halt after four innings was upheld in favor of the Kansas City Royals by winning 4-4 after four innings before game was called due to rainfall.
Cole Ragans (7-4, 3.31 ERA), 25 years old from Southpaw pitcher Cole Ragans’ squad is scheduled to make his 12th start of the year and has proven a valuable contributor on the mound with only seven home runs allowed through over 89 innings while striking out an amazing 105 batters while maintaining an outstanding 1.14 WHIP rating.
Kansas City Royals Look to Close Series on High Note Behind Cole Ragans’ Stellar Season
Kansas City Royals opened up this series with an early 2-0 advantage on Tuesday’s opener but ultimately fell by 6-3 to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Salvador Perez contributed two hits and an RBI. On Wednesday, in game two, Kansas City was trailing by four runs when inclement weather forced a suspension of play. Play will resume at 1:10 PM ahead of the conclusion of game three.
Cole Ragans will lead off for the Royals in this final contest and has had an exceptional year, compiling an 8-4 record and 3.31 ERA across 28 games played this year, 11 starts. Over his past seven starts, he has maintained an undefeated record with an outstanding 2.53 ERA.
Players to watch: Bobby Witt Jr. SS (GP 153, AB 622, R 93, H 172, 2B 28, 3B 10, HR 29, RBI 93, TB 307, BB 38, SO 119, SB 48, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.494, OPS 0.812, WAR 4.4, MJ Melendez RF (GP 145, AB 524, R 63, H 121, 2B 28, 3B 5, HR 15, RBI 55, TB 204, BB 59, SO 169, SB 6, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.389, OPS 0.699, WAR -0.4
On the opposite end of the field, Detroit Tigers (74-83) have also shown glimpses of promise this season, winning six out of their last ten games to tie Cleveland for second in AL Central Division standings. On Wednesday’s game, Miguel Cabrera hit his 511th career home run to help give Detroit an early 1-0 advantage; Tyler Nevin added a three-run blast but they remain 10 games below.500 home.
Rookie right-handed pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long (1-0, 2.40 ERA) gets his maiden major league start for the Tigers tonight against Oakland and will look to replicate his outstanding outing from last time out when he allowed just one run across five innings during an 8-2 road loss against them.
Detroit outfielder Riley Greene underwent Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing elbow earlier this month and should recover in time for next season’s start. Kansas City currently ranks 26th in OPS and 25th in runs scored while Detroit ranks 29th for both categories.
Tigers Roar to Victory with Historic Milestones and Stellar Rookie Pitching
Detroit Tigers had an outstanding showing against Texas on Tuesday with homers from Parker Meadows (two hits, two runs) and Akil Baddoo securing wins over both games. Miguel Cabrera hit home run number 511 just prior to suspension – a historic achievement by any standard!
Sawyer Gipson-Long will lead off for the Tigers in this final contest with an outstanding track record: three starts under his rookie banner yielded three victories at 2.40 ERA; 20 strikeouts within 15.0 innings show why this pitcher stands out among competitors.
Players to watch: Spencer Torkelson 1B (GP 154, AB 586, R 85, H 136, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 29, RBI 90, TB 259, BB 65, SO 167, SB 3, AVG 0.232, OBP 0.313, SLG 0.442, OPS 0.755, WAR 0.7, Javier Baez SS (GP 133, AB 498, R 57, H 109, 2B 16, 3B 4, HR 9, RBI 58, TB 160, BB 24, SO 124, SB 12, AVG 0.219, OBP 0.266, SLG 0.321, OPS 0.587, WAR 0.6a
Kansas City Royals Vs Detroit Tigers Betting Picks
As the Royals and Tigers face off for this exciting battle in this final showdown, keep an eye out on Cole Ragans and Sawyer Gipson-Long as two fiery pitchers who promise an entertaining matchup on the baseball diamond. It promises to be full of thrills and spillover drama. The sports betting predictions today are leaning towards the Tigers to win and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Tigers 5, Royals 2.