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

Matchup Details
Thu, Jun 19 - Comerica Park
First Pitch - 1:08 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
Kansas City 36-32-0.9618-1618-1632-3238-3011.50
Detroit 36-29-4.0418-1618-1334-2829-36-4.85
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
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INJURY REPORT
Kansas City
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
1BE. Hosmer
Ques Thurs
Hand
07/23/14
Hosmer left Wednesday's game because of decreased grip strength in his hand. He is questionable for Thursday against the Indians.0-0
$+0
0-0
SPJ. Vargas
Early Aug
Abdominal
07/17/14
Vargas is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from an appendectomy. He is expected to return in early August.4-7
$-302
3-8
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.50-50
$-689
45-50
Detroit
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
RPP. McCoy
Late July
Hamstring
07/20/14
McCoy is on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained hamstring. He's been sent on a rehab assignment and is hoping to return by the end of July.8-6
$+20
6-8
RPL. Putkonen
60-day DL
Elbow
07/23/14
Putkonen has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list while recovering from elbow inflammation. He began a throwing program and is hopeful to return before the end of the season.47-36
$-196
46-34
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.42-33
$-176
42-31
LFA. Dirks
Out indefinitely
Back
07/17/14
Dirks is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from back surgery. He suffered a setback while rehabbing and there is no timetable for his return.56-42
$-65
52-42
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.56-42
$-65
52-42
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.56-42
$-65
52-42
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NEWS

Covers Preview - The Kansas City Royals are enjoying their longest winning streak in 20 years and look to stretch it to 11 contests when they conclude their four-game series against the host Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. Kansas City won a 2-1 squeaker on Wednesday after rolling up 11 runs in each of the first two games of the set to open up a 1 1/2-game lead over the Tigers in the American League Central. Kansas City’s winning streak is its longest since stringing together 14 straight victories in 1994.

 
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