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    Michael A. Taylor is only three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (56-81) ready for a matchup with the Detroit Tigers (51-85) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Royals are favored (-130) over the Tigers (+110). Kansas City’s Jonathan Heasley and Detroit’s Joey Wentz will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Royals vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Royals vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Royals -130 8.5

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB play with 119 total home runs .
    • The Royals’ .244 batting average ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Royals rank 23rd in the league with an on-base percentage of .308.
    • Royals hitters strike out 8.0 times per game, the 10th-lowest average in baseball.
    • The Royals have hit 57 homers at home this season (0.8 per game).
    • The Royals are slugging .393 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .256 with 611 hits (8.5 per game) at home this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in slugging percentage (.438) and total hits (122) this season.
    • Witt Jr. ranks 85th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage, and 59th in slugging among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • MJ Melendez leads Kansas City in OBP (.319) this season, fueled by 82 hits.
    • Melendez ranks 129th in batting average, 88th in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging in MLB.
    • Salvador Perez has 88 hits this season and has a slash line of .239/.278/.457.
    • Perez heads into this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Hunter Dozier is batting .238 with a .295 OBP and 36 RBI for Kansas City this season.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers’ 84 home runs rank last in MLB this season.
    • The Tigers rank 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .229.
    • The Tigers have an OBP of just .286 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • The Tigers are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 26th with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.
    • In 68 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 44 homers, an average of 0.6 per contest.
    • They are slugging .330 in 68 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.4 base hits per game and batting .220 on the road this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez has a team-high OBP (.274) and slugging percentage (.368), and leads the Tigers in hits (107).
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Baez is 119th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage and 122nd in slugging percentage.
    • Baez brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .368 with a walk and three RBI.
    • Harold Castro is batting .274 with 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 walks.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .201 with 14 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 25 walks.
    • Willi Castro is hitting .242 with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 14 walks.

    Royals vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Heasley Wentz
    16 GS 0
    3-7 W-L 0-0
    4.98 ERA
    77.2 IP 0
    37 BB 0
    57 SO 0

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