Torii Hunter continues to swing a hot bat for the Detroit Tigers, who look to extend their lead in the American League Central to 6 1/2 games over the host Kansas City Royals when the teams resume a four-game series Friday.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers RH Anibal Sanchez (5-3, 3.18 ERA) vs. Royals LH Danny Duffy (5-8, 2.86)
Sanchez is looking to bounce back from a rough outing against Tampa Bay on Saturday when he yielded seven runs and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Duffy had a 1.69 ERA in six June starts, but was not quite as sharp against Cleveland on Sunday, when he allowed four runs on 10 hits over six frames.
– Over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 games as a favorite.
– Over is 4-0 in Royals last 4 Friday games.