The Kansas City Royals (16-33) take a four-game losing streak into a contest against the Houston Astros (33-18) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-135) to give the underdog Royals (+115) another loss. Houston’s Jose Urquidy starts against Kansas City’s Brady Singer.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
Astros vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
Astros -135 8.5

Astros Stats & Trends

Astros Batting

  • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fourth in baseball with 64 total home runs.
  • The Astros are 25th in the league with a .229 batting average.
  • The Astros are 19th in baseball with a .306 on-base percentage.
  • Astros hitters strike out 7.5 times per game, the sixth-lowest average in the league.
  • The Astros average 1.4 home runs per road game this season (44 total on the road).
  • The Astros are slugging .411 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
  • The club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .231 away from home this season.

Astros Key Batters

  • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.367) and total hits (44) this season.
  • Among qualified batters in the majors, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 47th, his on-base percentage ranks 28th, and he is eighth in slugging.
  • Alvarez will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .400 with a double, two home runs and six RBI.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .221 with 11 doubles, six home runs and 30 walks.
  • Bregman’s batting average ranks 131st among qualified players, his on-base percentage 53rd, and his slugging percentage 103rd.
  • Kyle Tucker has 38 hits this season and has a slash line of .239/.337/.428.
  • Tucker has recorded at least one base hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .188 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .279 with a .348 OBP and 16 RBI for Houston this season.

Royals Stats & Trends

Royals Batting

  • The Royals’ 35 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.
  • The Royals have a team batting average of .237 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
  • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .299 this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking fifth with an average of 7.7 strikeouts per game.
  • In 23 games at home this season, they’ve hit 14 homers, an average of 0.6 per contest.
  • In 23 home games this season, they’re slugging .359 with 57 hits going for extra bases.
  • In home games this season, they’re batting .240 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

Royals Key Batters

  • Andrew Benintendi has an on-base percentage of .402 and a slugging percentage of .431. Both lead the Royals.
  • Benintendi is eighth in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 54th in slugging percentage among all qualified batters in the majors.
  • Benintendi hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .455 with two doubles and three RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has 11 doubles, three home runs and 12 walks while hitting .207.
  • Including all qualified hitters, Merrifield ranks 145th in batting average, 159th in on-base percentage and 149th in slugging percentage.
  • Hunter Dozier has racked up 47 hits, a team-high for the Royals.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 13 doubles, three triples, six home runs and eight walks while hitting .227.

Astros vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

Urquidy Singer
9 GS 3
4-2 W-L 2-0
4.80 ERA 2.49
45.0 IP 25.1
7 BB 4
34 SO 26
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