Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Odds: MLB Picks for August 7th 2011
The Detroit Tigers are showing solid value here Sunday as just a small road favorite over the Kansas City Royals. Detroit has won five of six and will be looking to sweep the Royals this afternoon. Max Scherzer was dominant in the second half last year and he’s back at it again in 2011. Scherzer has posted a 2.14 ERA in his last five starts. He began that stretch July 7 by allowing one run over 6 2-3 innings of a 3-1 win at Kauffman Stadium to improve to 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA in seven starts versus Kansas City. Scherzer has surrendered two runs in 20 1-3 innings to win his last three against the Royals.
Scheduled Royals starter Bruce Chen (5-5, 4.37) is 0-3 with a 7.48 ERA in four starts since beating the White Sox on July 6. He allowed 10 runs in four innings of a 12-5 loss at Boston on July 27, then lasted just 4 2-3 innings Tuesday and gave up three runs on 115 pitches in an 8-2 loss to Baltimore. Chen is 3-3 with a 6.07 ERA and 1.406 WHIP in 10 career starts against Detroit. The Tigers are 7-0 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Detroit is 7-0 in Scherzer’s last 7 starts with the total set at 9.0-10.5. The Tigers are 9-1 in Scherzer’s last 10 starts during game 3 of a series. Bet Detroit Sunday.