After Justin Verlander's complete game victory last night, the Detroit Tigers will look to rookie Drew Smyly to silence the Kansas City Royals bats for a second straight game. Smyly went four innings and gave up one run against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 12 in his first start of the season.
Facing the Tigers will be Bruce Chen, who has posted a 4-3 record and 5.95 ERA in 13 career appearances against Detroit.
Several of the Tigers have had plenty of success against Chen. Miguel Cabrera is 9-for-18 with three home runs in his career off the 31-year-old right-hander. Meanwhile, Delmon Young is 6-for-11 off Chen, and Ryan Raburn has taken him deep twice in 20 at-bats.
First pitch is schedule for 8:10 ET.
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