Tigers at Royals Preview: Detroit tries to avoid the sweep behind Skubal

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Well folks, the Detroit Tigers came into the weekend roaring on a seven-game winning streak but have been reduced to a soft meow over the past two games in Kansas City. Both losses were close ones, with Friday’s night’s matchup ending with a 5-3 score while Saturday night’s tangle saw the Tigers blow a 6-0 lead to lose 9-8. But as they say, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and the two Ls count all the same at the end of the season.

On Sunday, Detroit hopes to prevent the weekend sweep and will rely on one of its young stud pitchers to lead them to the promised land. Kansas City, on the other hand, sends their top pitching prospect to the hill looking to avenge the Tigers’ sweep back in mid-June. Here is how the two hurlers stack up for today’s tilt.

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