Detroit (1st - AL Central) at Kansas City (2nd - AL Central)

Matchup Details
Fri, Sep 19 - Kauffman Stadium
First Pitch - 8:10 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
Detroit 84-68-3.3641-3343-3581-6673-793.20
Kansas City 83-683.5941-3642-3267-7682-6919.79
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
A LOOK BACK
 
INJURY REPORT
Detroit
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
CA. Avila
Ques Sat
Head
09/19/14
Avila is dealing with dizziness and has missed the last four games. He is questionable to return Saturday against the Royals.2-2
$-91
3-1
SPA. Sanchez
15-day DL
Pectoral
09/10/14
Sanchez is on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right pectoralis. He has started a throwing program however there is no timetable for his return.22-18
$+90
24-15
RPD. VerHagen
out for season
Spine
09/02/14
VerHagen is on the 60-day disabled list due to a stress reaction in his spine.11-6
$+360
11-6
RPL. Putkonen
60-day DL
Elbow
08/28/14
Putkonen is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from elbow inflammation. He has begun a rehab assessment and is hopeful to return before the end of the season.76-62
$-359
76-58
LFA. Dirks
60-day DL
Back
08/20/14
Dirks is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from back surgery. He suffered a hamstring strain while on a rehab assignment and there is no timetable for his return.85-68
$-228
82-66
RPJ. Hanrahan
60-day DL
Elbow
07/22/14
Hanrahan is on the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from May 2013 Tommy John surgery. He suffered a setback during his rehab and is not expected to pitch this season.71-59
$-339
72-55
SSJ. Iglesias
out for season
Leg
06/04/14
Iglesias is on the 60-day disabled list with stress fractures in both legs. He will miss the entire 2014 season.85-68
$-228
82-66
RPB. Rondon
out for season
Elbow
04/08/14
Rondon is on the 60-day disabled list following Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL. He will miss the 2014 season.85-68
$-228
82-66
Kansas City
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPD. Duffy
Prob Mon
Shoulder
09/16/14
Duffy is dealing with rotator cuff inflammation in his left shoulder but is expected to make his next scheduled start on Monday.5-7
$-477
7-4
2BC. Colon
Out indefinitely
Finger
09/17/14
Colon has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a broken middle finger and there is no timetable for his recovery.6-8
$-465
8-5
RPM. Mariot
60-day DL
Hamstring
08/28/14
Mariot has been placed on the 60-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring.9-11
$-603
9-10
RPL. Hochevar
out for season
Elbow
06/02/14
Hochevar underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss the 2014 season.83-69
$+242
68-76
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NEWS

Covers Preview - The Kansas City Royals begin their most important series in nearly three decades on Friday when they host the Detroit Tigers for three games that could determine the American League Central champ. “There’s not a person in this clubhouse that doesn’t understand the importance of this series,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters. Detroit, which lost the last two after a four-game winning streak, holds a half-game lead over the Royals in the division and an 11-5 edge in the season series.

 
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