The Tigers, the Royals, are trying to break out of their offensive funks

Fresh off a series loss in Washington Detroit Tigers arrives in Kansas City on Monday to begin a three-game set They are royal while both clubs struggle with their offensive woes

Despite a 10–7 record in May, which allowed them to gain ground against the division-leading Minnesota Twins. Tigers they fight bats

THE Tigers three shutouts since May 9 while allowing eight runs in their last six losses for a .122 average (5-for-41) with runners in scoring position

Detroit lost 11 starters, including seven in scoring position, in a 6-4 loss at Washington on Sunday.

“We had turnovers in every inning, but we couldn’t get much success.” Tigers said manager AJ Hinch after a 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians

Detroit’s offense has scored just 157 runs in 44 games, ranking last in the majors. They are 28th in batting average and 29th in slugging.

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Javy Baez is hitless in his last 16 at-bats and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera is hitting .143 (7:49) with one RBI in his last 14 games.

Spencer Torkelson’s 21 RBI leads the club; his .284 average (19-67) in May includes a pair of homers and 10 RBIs.

Detroit will play right-hander Brady Singer (3-4, 7.09 ERA) on Monday. Singer is 6-0 with a 2.44 ERA in the Tigersafter beating Detroit twice in the past three seasons

It will be Singer’s 11th career start against the Tigersagainst most opponents

Jonathan Schoop faced him the most among Detroit hitters, hitting .368 with one home run in 19 at-bats.

After a rough start to the year, Singer got off to a quality start in the last two races.

Right-hander Michael Lorenzen (2-2, 3.44 ERA) makes his first start in They are royal. In 2015, he pitched in relief against Kansas City as a rookie for the Cincinnati Reds.

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Over his last three starts, Lorenzen has allowed just two runs in 20 innings with 11 strikeouts. Opponents have been homeless against Lorenzen since April 26.

Lorenzen was particularly stingy against lefty hitters, holding them to a .165 average (13:79) with just seven extra base hits while striking out 19 of 89 batters.

Returning home after winning two of nine on the last road trip, They are royal‘ the batsmen are also in a frenzy. In the seven losses the They are royal He scored 13 runs and was out twice

The club managed just three runs in three games in Chicago over the weekend while hitting .133 (12-90). Kansas City suffered a near-hitless Friday, allowing just two hits in the final seven innings of Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the White Sox.

Salvador Perez leads the They are royal He had 10 homers and 26 RBIs, but hit safely in just two of six games. Vinnie Pasquantino, mired in a nine-game slump, got a day off Sunday as he is hitting just .088 (3-for-34) in that span with two RBIs.

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“There’s a lot of frustration and anger,” Pasquantino told the Kansas City Star. “We know we can do better, but we have to.”

— Field Level Media

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