Detroit Tigers drop second straight to the Kansas City Royals, 9-8: Game thread recap

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Detroit Tigers (47-52) vs. Kansas City Royals (40-55)

When: 7:10 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit (Tigers radio affiliates).

Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy, 93 degrees.

How to bet: Place legal, online bets at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Probable starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Casey Mize (5-5, 3.44 ERA) vs. Royals RHP Carlos Hernandez (1-1, 4.91 ERA).

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BOX SCORE

Game notes: Casey Mize's last visit to Kansas City featured a solid start as he scattered seven hits and one walk over 6⅔ innings in a 4-3 victory on June 15. The offensive hero was Jonathan Schoop, who hit his 11th homer of the season that day. Since then, Schoop has been red-hot, with a slash line of .328/.346/.516 entering this weekend's series against the Royals. Schoop stayed hot on Friday night, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

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Tigers lineup:

LF Akil Baddoo

1B Jonathan Schoop

RF Robbie Grossman

DH Miguel Cabrera

3B Jeimer Candelario

SS Harold Castro

2B Willi Castro

C Grayson Greiner

CF Derek Hill

P Casey Mize

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