The Oakland Athletics (23-48) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the Kansas City Royals (25-43) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Athletics (+116) are not expected to end the streak against the Royals (-139). Neither team has a projected starter.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Royals vs. Athletics

  • Game Day: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
Royals vs Athletics Betting Information
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Royals -139 9

Royals Stats & Trends

Royals Batting

  • The Royals have hit 53 home runs this season, the fourth-lowest total in MLB action.
  • The Royals’ .237 batting average ranks 20th in the majors.
  • The Royals rank 23rd in baseball with an on-base percentage of .302.
  • Royals hitters strike out 7.7 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
  • The Royals average 0.8 homers per game when playing at home this season (25 total in home contests).
  • The Royals are slugging .380 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • At home this season the team averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .245.

Royals Key Batters

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 61 hits, which is tops among Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .240 with 30 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Witt Jr. ranks 103rd in batting average, 136th in on-base percentage, and 50th in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .229 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 20 walks.
  • Merrifield is 120th in batting average, 147th in on-base percentage and 151st in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Merrifield has picked up at least one hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .238 with two doubles, four walks and three RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a team-best OPS of .750, fueled by a slash line of .295/.360/.390 this season.
  • Benintendi brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .217 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier has seven home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .263 this season.

Athletics Stats & Trends

Athletics Batting

  • The Athletics rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 49 home runs as a team.
  • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .209 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
  • The Athletics have an OBP of just .272 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
  • The Athletics rank 19th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.
  • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 34 road contests this season.
  • In 34 road games this season, they’re slugging .362 with 88 hits going for extra bases.
  • They are averaging 7.4 base hits per game and batting .221 on the road this season.

Athletics Key Batters

  • Seth Brown has racked up 44 hits, a team-high for the Athletics.
  • Brown is 144th in batting average, 145th in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging percentage among all qualified batters in the majors.
  • Brown hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a home run, two walks and an RBI.
  • Sean Murphy’s .396 slugging percentage paces his team.
  • Including all qualifying hitters, Murphy is 141st in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 100th in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .211 with 16 doubles, three home runs and 18 walks.
  • Tony Kemp has a .306 on-base percentage to lead his team.
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