The Detroit Tigers have lost four straight games, heading into the series opener against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, and bettors can blame the Tigers' bad bats for this slide.
Detroit is hitting just .100 (3-for-30) with runners in scoring position during its current slump, which has cost Motown faithful -4.82 units ($100 bettor would be down $482). Miguel Cabrera singled home Torii Hunter Friday night to deliver the only RBI during Detroit's RISP woes.
The Tigers leave 4.28 runners in scoring position per game this season. That number puts them last in the American League and second-last in all of baseball. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers are worse with 4.37 stranded runners in scoring position per game.
Max Scherzer takes the hill for the Tigers Wednesday. The Royals will counter with Wade Davis. The Tigers are -170 favorites in the series opener and the total is set at 7.5 runs.