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    Hunter Dozier will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Kansas City Royals (55-79) square off against the Cleveland Guardians (68-64) on Monday at 8:10 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+111) versus the Guardians (-132). Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie starts against Kansas City’s Brady Singer.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Monday, September 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -132 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians are second-worst in MLB action with 101 home runs.
    • The Guardians have the 10th-best batting average in the league (.249).
    • The Guardians rank 18th in baseball with a .311 on-base percentage.
    • Guardians batters strike out 6.9 times per game, the fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Guardians have hit 64 home runs away from home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Guardians are slugging .395 with three extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The club averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .252 on the road this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 137 hits, batting .280 this season with 69 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying batters in baseball, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan has 130 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .367.
    • Kwan’s batting average is 17th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 18th, and his slugging percentage 110th.
    • Kwan brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is hitting .190 with a walk.
    • Amed Rosario has hit eight homers with a team-high .395 SLG this season.
    • Andres Gimenez has 118 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .367.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 23rd in Major League Baseball with 117 home runs.
    • The Royals rank 13th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.
    • The Royals have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.309).
    • The Royals rank 11th in strikeouts per game (eight) among MLB offenses.
    • In 69 games at home this season, they’ve hit 55 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .398 in home games this season with 186 extra-base hits.
    • In 69 home games this season, they have a batting average of .260 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has racked up 121 hits with a .446 slugging percentage, both team-high statistics for the Royals.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Witt Jr. ranks 82nd in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 127th and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .227 with a double, two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • MJ Melendez has 16 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 52 walks while batting .225.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .236 with 17 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 15 walks.
    • Dozier is batting .240 with 24 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 31 walks.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    McKenzie Singer
    24 GS 19
    9-11 W-L 7-4
    3.18 ERA 3.33
    152.2 IP 121.2
    39 BB 30
    149 SO 124

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