Detroit hosts Kansas City for home opener

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DETROIT (AP) -- Coming off winning road trips, the surprising Orioles, Tigers and Mets play their home openers.

Sellouts are expected at Camden Yards, Comerica Park and Citi Field to greet teams trying to bounce back from losing seasons.

Spencer Turnbull pitches for the 4-3 Tigers vs. Kansas City and, in a matchup of aces, Noah Syndergaard starts for the 5-1 Mets against Stephen Strasburg and Washington.

The Angels also play their home opener.

Mike Trout's team is 1-5 going into its game against Texas.

Kansas City Royals (2-3, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-3, second in the AL Central)

Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jakob Junis (1-0, 4.77 ERA) Tigers: Spencer Turnbull (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

LINE: Royals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit hosts Kansas City for the 2019 home opener.

The Tigers went 33-43 in division games in 2018. Detroit hit 135 total home runs with 2.8 extra base hits per game last season.

The Royals finished 36-40 against AL Central Division opponents in 2018.

Kansas City hit .245 as a team with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 155 total home runs last season.

The Royals won the season series 11-8 in 2018.