The Tigers tonight look to avoid a fifth straight loss when they open a 3-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit is 9-and-9 after falling Sunday in extra innings at Anaheim where the Angels wrapped up a 3-game sweep. The Royals are 10-and-7 atop the Central Division and are a game-and-a-half ahead of the Tigers after they took two at Boston on Sunday. Kansas City has lost 7 straight at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer gets the start tonight for Detroit.
The slumping White Sox lost their fourth straight last night, 3-to-2 to the Indians while the Cubs also have dropped four in-a-row with their 5-to-4, 13-inning setback at Cincinnati