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    Michael A. Taylor is only two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (57-84) ready for a matchup against the Minnesota Twins (70-70) on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+168) against the Twins (-201). Minnesota’s Sonny Gray and Kansas City’s Zack Greinke will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -201 7.5

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins are 12th in MLB play with 162 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Twins have the 12th-ranked batting average in the majors (.249).
    • The Twins rank 10th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • The Twins strike out 8.3 times per game to rank 11th in the league.
    • The Twins have hit 84 homers at home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Twins have a .414 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .253 at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .379, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .432.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Arraez’s batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks ninth, and he is 63rd in slugging.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .326 with six doubles, a walk and an RBI.
    • Carlos Correa has 124 hits, which is tops among Minnesota batters this season. He’s batting .280 with 40 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Correa’s batting average ranks him 29th, his on-base percentage 25th, and his slugging percentage 36th.
    • Gio Urshela has 115 hits this season and has a slash line of .272/.319/.426.
    • Urshela has recorded at least one base hit in six straight games. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .308 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • Max Kepler is batting .227 with a .318 OBP and 43 RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 120 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals rank 14th in MLB with a .242 team batting average.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .306 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 10th with an average of eight strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 67 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .364 in 67 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .229 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has racked up 127 hits with a .441 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Witt Jr. is 84th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 58th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with three doubles, two walks and two RBI.
    • MJ Melendez paces his team with a .318 OBP.
    • Melendez is currently 129th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 107th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .242 with 18 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 15 walks.
    • Taylor is batting .269 with nine doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 33 walks.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Gray Greinke
    22 GS 22
    7-4 W-L 4-8
    3.09 ERA 4.00
    110.2 IP 114.2
    34 BB 22
    108 SO 66

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