Tigers vs. Royals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 22

The Kansas City Royals (31-19) will aim to keep a five-game winning streak going when they host the Detroit Tigers (23-25) at 2:10 PM ET on Wednesday.

The Tigers will give the nod to Tarik Skubal (6-0, 1.80 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Royals will turn to Cole Ragans (3-3, 3.70 ERA).

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Tigers vs. Royals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Skubal – DET (6-0, 1.80 ERA) vs Ragans – KC (3-3, 3.70 ERA)

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Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Tarik Skubal

  • The Tigers will hand the ball to Skubal (6-0) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander allowed one hit in six scoreless innings pitched against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 1.80, an 8.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .782 in nine games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his seventh consecutive quality start.
  • Skubal will look to finish five or more innings for the 10th start in a row.
  • He has four appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his nine chances this season.
  • The 27-year-old’s 1.80 ERA ranks sixth, .782 WHIP ranks first, and 10.8 K/9 ranks eighth among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Tarik Skubal vs. Royals

  • The Royals have scored 239 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They are batting .249 for the campaign with 49 home runs, 15th in the league.
  • The left-hander has faced the Royals one time this season, allowing them to go 4-for-25 with a double and an RBI in seven innings.

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Cole Ragans

  • Ragans (3-3) gets the starting nod for the Royals in his 11th start of the season. He has a 3.70 ERA in 56 2/3 innings pitched, with 64 strikeouts.
  • The lefty last pitched on Friday against the Oakland Athletics, when he went seven scoreless innings while giving up two hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 3.70 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings across 10 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .232 to opposing hitters.
  • Ragans has six quality starts this season.
  • Ragans is looking for his sixth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 frames per start.
  • He has had three appearances this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • The 26-year-old’s 3.70 ERA ranks 47th, 1.196 WHIP ranks 49th, and 10.3 K/9 ranks 11th among qualifying pitchers this season.
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