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Tigers host struggling Royals for day-night doubleheader

The Kansas City Royals return to Detroit for the second time this month. Much of the preseason optimism they brought to that first series has already faded away.

The Royals carry an eight-game losing streak to Comerica Park and have two chances to break it Friday. They play a day-night doubleheader to open a four-game series. The opener is a makeup of an April 4 postponement.

As the Royals' 3-13 record would suggest, they have plenty of issues to resolve. They have a .237 team batting average and only one player is hitting above .271. Opponents have hit nearly twice as many homers (21-11).

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Leaders
AVG: V. Martinez.314
HR: J. Candelario3
RBI: M. Cabrera10
SB: N. Goodrum3
W: F. Liriano2
ERA: M. Boyd1.40
Saves: S. Greene3
K: J. Zimmermann18
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 85.615-
Cleveland 97.5630.5
Detroit 79.4382.5
Chi White Sox 411.2675
Kansas City 313.1886.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .246 (8)
Runs: 72 (19)
Hits: 138 (23)
Home Runs: 12 (26)
Stolen Bases: 8 (17)
OBP: .314 (16)
SLG: .393 (14)
Total Bases: 221 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.16 (17)
Runs Allowed: 73 (13)
Saves: 3 (19)
Strikeouts: 124 (27)
OpBA: .250 (21)
OBP: .315 (12)
SLG: .422 (23)
Run Support: 4.47 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/20 C. Bell Sent to Minors
4/20 M. Gerber Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
4/20 W. Saupold Called Up from Minors
4/12 C. Bell Called Up from Minors
4/11 M. Mahtook Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/26 J. Barbato off 10-day DL
3/26 M. Fiers off 10-day DL
3/19 F. Perez Strained right lat (day-to-day)
3/2 T. Wood Torn left ACL - out for season (day-to-day)
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