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    The Chicago White Sox (64-66) and the Kansas City Royals (53-78) square off on Thursday at 2:10 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The White Sox are favored (-233) to win the rubber match against the Royals (+193). Johnny Cueto gets the starting nod for Chicago, and Daniel Mengden is Kansas City’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for White Sox vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
    White Sox vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    White Sox -233 9

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox are fifth-worst in MLB play with 111 home runs.
    • The White Sox have the third-best batting average in the majors (.260).
    • The White Sox’s .316 on-base percentage is 14th in baseball.
    • White Sox batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the sixth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The White Sox average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (60 total in home outings).
    • The White Sox are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game while slugging .381 in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .253 at home this season.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 151 hits and an OBP of .386, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .454.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Abreu’s batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks seventh, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Abreu hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with three walks and two RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago with 118 hits. He is batting .288 this season and has 39 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Vaughn’s batting average places him 23rd, his on-base percentage 58th, and his slugging percentage 45th.
    • Luis Robert is batting .300 with a .451 slugging percentage and 56 RBI this year.
    • Elvis Andrus has been key for Chicago with 95 hits, an OBP of .299 plus a slugging percentage of .372.
    • Andrus enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 112 home runs.
    • The Royals have a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 10th with an average of 8.0 strikeouts per game.
    • In 62 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 57 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 62 road games this season, they’re slugging .360 with 153 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .228 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has a team-best slugging percentage (.446) while leading the Royals in hits (117).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average puts him 84th, his on-base percentage is 124th, and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .227 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Salvador Perez has 17 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 14 walks while batting .241.
    • MJ Melendez is hitting .221 with 15 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 50 walks.
    • Hunter Dozier leads his team with a .302 on-base percentage.

    White Sox vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Cueto Mengden
    18 GS 0
    6-6 W-L 0-0
    2.98 ERA
    123.2 IP 0
    27 BB 0
    77 SO 0

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