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    MJ Melendez will hit the field for the Kansas City Royals against Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:40 PM.

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    Game Info, Melendez Props for Royals vs Rays

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 21, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Hits Home Runs RBI
    Over/Under 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Over Odds -180 +400 +205

    Melendez in 2022

    • Melendez is batting .225 with 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 45 walks.
    • Melendez ranks 79th in home runs and 136th in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
    • Melendez has a hit in 56.7% of his 90 games this year, with at least two hits in 21.1% of those contests (19).
    • Melendez has gone yard in 13 games this season (90 opportunities, 14.4%), leaving the ballpark in 3.8% of his trips to the dish.

    Last Five Games

    Opponent Date H/AB R HR RBI K BB SB
    Rays August 20 1-for-3 1 0 0 1 1 0
    Rays August 19 1-for-3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Rays August 18 0-for-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Twins August 17 0-for-3 0 0 0 2 1 0
    Twins August 16 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 0 0

    Rays Pitching in 2022

    • Yarbrough (1-7) gets the starting nod for the Rays in his ninth start of the season. He’s put together a 4.75 ERA in 60 2/3 innings pitched, with 46 strikeouts.
    • The 30-year-old has a 4.75 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 14 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .273 to his opponents.
    • The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.7 K/9, which ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Rays rank 12th in baseball in home runs allowed (125 total, 1.1 per game).

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