Royals vs. Tigers preview: Kansas City looks for win after coming up short as spoiler

The Kansas City Royals face the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their three game series, looking to bounce back from an 6-3 opening loss that gave the Tigers the AL Central division title.

Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.82 ERA) takes the mound for Kansas City, facing off with Doug Fister (10-9, 3.38 ERA) for Detroit. Guthrie is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in three starts against the Tigers, with his most recent outing coming less than a week ago. Guthrie gave up four runs on seven hits while throwing seven innings of a 5-4 Royals loss to the Tigers on Sept. 26. Fister is 1-0 with a 3.95 ERA against Kansas City. Fister is 1-0 with a 3.95 ERA against Kansas City. He threw 7-2/3 innings in a 5-4 Detroit win on Sept. 27, striking out ten Royals while giving up only three runs on five hits.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT, with television coverage provided by Fox Sports Kansas City and Fox Sports Detroit.

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