BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers head to play the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
The Royals are 23-24 on their home turf. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .244 batting average as a team this season, Salvador Perez leads the team with a mark of .278.
The Tigers have gone 19-30 away from home. Detroit has slugged .395 this season. Akil Baddoo leads the club with a .472 slugging percentage, including 27 extra-base hits and eight home runs.
The Royals won the last meeting 5-3. Kris Bubic earned his third victory and Ryan O’Hearn went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Kansas City. Wily Peralta registered his second loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMERS: Perez leads the Royals with 103 hits and has 56 RBIs.
Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 60 RBIs and is batting .287.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .243 batting average, 5.13 ERA, outscored by nine runs