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    Michael A. Taylor will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when the Kansas City Royals (57-83) square off against the Minnesota Twins (69-70) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+170) versus the Twins (-200). Minnesota’s Joe Ryan and Kansas City’s Kris Bubic pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -200 8

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank 13th in MLB play with 159 total home runs.
    • The Twins rank 12th in MLB with a .248 batting average.
    • The Twins rank 10th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • The Twins strike out 8.3 times per game, the No. 11 average in the league.
    • The Twins average 1.1 homers per home game this season (81 total at home).
    • The Twins are slugging .411 with 2.9 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .252 with 605 hits (8.4 per game) at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez has an OPS of .803, fueled by an OBP of .376 to go with a slugging percentage of .427. All three of those stats lead Minnesota hitters this season.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Arraez’s batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is 68th in slugging.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with four doubles, a walk and an RBI.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota with 122 hits. He is batting .278 this season and has 38 extra-base hits.
    • Correa ranks 31st in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Gio Urshela has collected 112 base hits, an OBP of .313 and a slugging percentage of .414 this season.
    • Urshela has picked up a hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Max Kepler has been key for Minnesota with 88 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .348.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit just 120 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • The Royals have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Royals rank ninth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.0 whiffs per contest.
    • In 66 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 62 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 66 road games this season, they’re slugging .367 with 168 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .231 on the road this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has accumulated a slugging percentage of .441 and has 126 hits, both team-high numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, Witt Jr. is 82nd in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 59th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .244 with 18 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 15 walks.
    • MJ Melendez has racked up an on-base percentage of .314, a team-best for the Royals.
    • Taylor has nine doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 33 walks while hitting .269.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Ryan Bubic
    23 GS 23
    10-8 W-L 2-11
    4.05 ERA 5.40
    122.1 IP 111.2
    39 BB 54
    124 SO 88

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