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    Hunter Dozier is just two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (54-79) ready for a matchup with the Detroit Tigers (50-82) on Sunday at 1:40 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (-104) against the Tigers (-116). Matt Manning gets the starting nod for Detroit, and Max Castillo is Kansas City’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 4, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -116 8

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit the fewest home runs in MLB action this season (79).
    • The Tigers have the fifth-worst batting average in the league (.229).
    • The Tigers’ .285 on-base percentage is the second-worst in the league.
    • The Tigers strike out 8.7 times per game, the No. 24 mark in baseball.
    • The Tigers have hit 39 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Tigers are slugging .347 with 2.2 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .238.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez has 102 hits and an OBP of .271 to go with a slugging percentage of .370. All three of those stats are best among Detroit hitters this season.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average ranks 124th, his on-base percentage ranks 140th, and he is 122nd in slugging.
    • Baez hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .278 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Harold Castro is hitting .278 with 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 14 walks.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .202 with a .350 slugging percentage and 42 RBI this year.
    • Willi Castro has six home runs, 26 RBI and a batting average of .244 this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit 117 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Royals’ .245 batting average ranks 13th in the league this season.
    • The Royals have an OBP of .308 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Royals rank 11th in strikeouts per game (eight) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 65 road contests this season.
    • In 65 road games this season, they’re slugging .367 with 165 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .230 on the road this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has accumulated a team-high slugging percentage (.444) while leading the Royals in hits (119).
    • Witt Jr. ranks 86th in batting average, 131st in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • MJ Melendez has 15 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 51 walks while batting .224.
    • Salvador Perez has 17 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 14 walks while batting .236.
    • Dozier’s .301 OBP paces his team.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Manning Castillo
    8 GS 0
    1-2 W-L 0-0
    3.79 ERA
    40.1 IP 0
    10 BB 0
    32 SO 0

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