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    Bobby Witt Jr. sits at 98 hits this season, and will try to notch his 100th when the Kansas City Royals (45-66) meet the Chicago White Sox (56-54) on Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Royals are the underdog (+119) in this matchup with the White Sox (-141). Johnny Cueto takes the mound first for Chicago, and Kris Bubic is Kansas City’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    White Sox vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -141 8.5

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB action with 96 total home runs .
    • The White Sox are fifth in the majors with a .257 batting average.
    • The White Sox’s .310 on-base percentage ranks 19th in baseball.
    • The White Sox strike out 7.8 times per game, the seventh-best mark in the league.
    • The White Sox have hit 47 home runs away from home this season (0.8 per game).
    • The White Sox are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .396 on the road.
    • The team averages 9.5 hits per game and is batting .266 on the road this season.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Jose Abreu has 123 hits and an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .464. All three of those stats are tops among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Among all qualified batters, Abreu ranks 20th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Luis Robert is hitting .298 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 15 walks.
    • Among all qualifying players, Robert ranks 16th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 49th in slugging percentage.
    • Robert takes a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, two walks and two RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in total hits (100) this season, and 33 of those have gone for extra bases.
    • Vaughn takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • A.J. Pollock has been key for Chicago with 73 hits, an OBP of .284 plus a slugging percentage of .348.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 95 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking eighth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 46 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 58 home contests this season.
    • In 58 home games this season, they’re slugging .396 with 158 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 58 home games this season, they have a batting average of .257 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Witt Jr. has put up a slugging percentage of .442 and has 98 hits, both team-high numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualified players in MLB, Witt Jr. is 82nd in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging percentage.
    • Hunter Dozier has a .309 on-base percentage to lead his team.
    • Dozier is currently 99th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • MJ Melendez has 14 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 37 walks while batting .230.
    • Nicky Lopez is batting .248 with 11 doubles, two triples and 23 walks.

    White Sox vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Cueto Bubic
    14 GS 17
    4-5 W-L 2-6
    2.91 ERA 5.27
    96.0 IP 80.1
    22 BB 40
    64 SO 67

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