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    Javier Baez will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the Detroit Tigers (50-81) square off against the Kansas City Royals (53-79) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Tigers are favored (-112) over the Royals (-107). Detroit’s Drew Hutchison and Kansas City’s Daniel Lynch pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -112 8.5

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 76 home runs this season, the lowest total in baseball.
    • The Tigers’ .229 batting average ranks 26th in the majors.
    • The Tigers are 29th in the league with an on-base percentage of .285.
    • The Tigers strike out 8.8 times per game, the No. 24 average in baseball.
    • The Tigers average 0.5 homers per home game this season (36 total at home).
    • The Tigers have a .345 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .238 with 512 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Baez leads Detroit in OBP (.266), slugging percentage (.361) and total hits (99) this season.
    • Baez ranks 131st in batting average, 142nd in on-base percentage, and 125th in slugging among all qualified batters in MLB.
    • Baez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .263 with two walks and two RBI.
    • Harold Castro is batting .279 with 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 14 walks.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .204 with a .354 slugging percentage and 42 RBI this year.
    • Willi Castro is batting .243 with a .288 OBP and 25 RBI for Detroit this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 26th in Major League Baseball with just 112 home runs as a team.
    • The Royals have a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .307 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Royals rank 11th with an average of eight strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 63 road contests this season.
    • In 63 road games this season, they’re slugging .359 with 155 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 accumulated a slugging percentage of .444 and has 118 hits, both team-best numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average puts him 84th, his on-base percentage is 127th, and he is 54th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .182 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 hitting .237.
    • MJ Melendez has 15 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 50 walks while batting .221.
    • Hunter Dozier paces his team with a .302 OBP.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Hutchison Lynch
    12 GS 21
    2-7 W-L 4-9
    4.01 ERA 4.70
    76.1 IP 103.1
    33 BB 43
    48 SO 97

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