Eric Haase leads the Detroit Tigers (52-85) into a contest with the Kansas City Royals (56-82) a game after he homered twice in a 10-2 win over the Royals. The Royals are favored (-116) against the Tigers (-103) in this outing, which starts at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday. Kansas City’s Jonathan Heasley and Detroit’s Matt Manning pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Royals vs. Tigers

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
Royals vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
Royals -116 8

Royals Stats & Trends

Royals Batting

  • The Royals are fifth-worst in MLB play with 119 home runs.
  • The Royals rank 13th in MLB with a .244 batting average.
  • The Royals rank 23rd in baseball with an on-base percentage of .307.
  • Royals batters strike out 8.0 times per game, the 10th-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
  • The Royals average 0.8 homers per home game this season (57 total at home).
  • The Royals are slugging .391 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • At home this season the team averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .255.

Royals Key Batters

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 123 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .437.
  • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Witt Jr.’s batting average ranks 86th, his on-base percentage ranks 124th, and he is 61st in slugging.
  • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with a double, four walks and two RBI.
  • MJ Melendez leads Kansas City in OBP (.318) this season, fueled by 82 hits.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Melendez’s batting average places him 127th, his on-base percentage 90th, and his slugging percentage 99th.
  • Salvador Perez is batting .241 with a .457 slugging percentage and 66 RBI this year.
  • Perez has logged a hit or more in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Nicky Lopez has been key for Kansas City with 97 hits, an OBP of .295 plus a slugging percentage of .289.

Tigers Stats & Trends

Tigers Batting

  • The Tigers’ 87 home runs rank last in MLB this season.
  • The Tigers rank 25th in MLB with a .230 team batting average.
  • The Tigers have an on-base percentage of .287 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
  • The Tigers rank 23rd with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.
  • In 69 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 47 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
  • They have a team slugging percentage of .336 in away games this season with 163 extra-base hits.
  • In away games this season, they’re batting .223 with 7.5 base hits per contest.

Tigers Key Batters

  • Javier Baez has an on-base percentage of .273, a slugging percentage of .367, and has 108 hits, all club-bests for the Tigers.
  • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average ranks 119th, his on-base percentage ranks 136th, and he is 121st in slugging.
  • Baez brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a walk and four RBI.
  • Harold Castro has 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 walks while hitting .274.
  • Jeimer Candelario has 15 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 26 walks while hitting .207.
  • Willi Castro has 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 14 walks while hitting .240.

Royals vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

Heasley Manning
16 GS 9
3-7 W-L 1-2
4.98 ERA 3.86
77.2 IP 44.1
37 BB 13
57 SO 35

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