The Detroit Tigers (73-83) and Kansas City Royals (54-102) clash in the first of a three-game series on Tuesday at Comerica Park, at 6:40 PM ET. The Tigers are coming off a series split with the Athletics, and the Royals a series win over the Astros.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Tigers will send Reese Olson (5-7) to the mound, while Zack Greinke (1-15) will answer the bell for the Royals.

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Royals vs. Tigers Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Venue: Comerica Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Olson - DET (5-7, 4.13 ERA) vs Greinke - KC (1-15, 5.10 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Greinke

  • The Royals will send Greinke (1-15) out to make his 26th start of the season. He is 1-15 with a 5.10 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 132 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed 3 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In 28 games this season, the 39-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.10, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .287 against him.
  • Greinke is trying to secure his third quality start of the year.
  • Greinke is looking to collect his 18th start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in four of his 28 outings this season.

Zack Greinke vs. Tigers

  • He will face off against a Tigers team that is batting .234 as a unit (28th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .376 (29th in the league) with 156 total home runs (26th in MLB action).
  • Greinke has a 3 ERA and a 1.222 WHIP against the Tigers this season in nine innings pitched, allowing a .235 batting average over two appearances.

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Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Reese Olson

  • The Tigers' Olson (5-7) will make his 18th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in six innings pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.13, a 3.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.112 in 20 games this season.
  • He's going for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Olson has pitched five or more innings in four straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • In 20 appearances this season, he has finished three without allowing an earned run.

Reese Olson vs. Royals

  • The Royals rank 20th in MLB with a .243 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 22nd in the league (.397) and 156 home runs.
  • The Royals have gone 6-for-23 with a double, two home runs and three RBI in six innings this season against the right-hander.

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