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    Michael A. Taylor will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when the Kansas City Royals (57-85) take on the Minnesota Twins (71-70) on Thursday at 7:40 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+147) versus the Twins (-173). Dylan Bundy starts for Minnesota, and Daniel Lynch is Kansas City’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -173 8.5

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 12th in baseball with 162 total home runs .
    • The Twins have the 12th-ranked batting average in the majors (.249).
    • The Twins rank seventh in baseball with an on-base percentage of .319.
    • The Twins strike out 8.2 times per game, the No. 11 average in baseball.
    • The Twins average 1.1 homers per home game this season (84 total at home).
    • The Twins have a .413 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 .254 at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota in OBP (.380), slugging percentage (.433) and OPS (.813) this season.
    • Arraez ranks fourth in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage, and 62nd in slugging among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Arraez has picked up at least one hit in seven games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .333 with five doubles, a walk and an RBI.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota with 126 hits. He is batting .282 this season and has 41 extra-base hits.
    • Correa is 28th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and 37th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Correa enters this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .500 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.
    • Gio Urshela has 115 hits this season and has a slash line of .271/.320/.425.
    • Max Kepler is batting .227 with a .318 OBP and 43 RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 120 home runs as a team.
    • 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 have shown patience at the plate this season with the 10th-best rate of strikeouts per game (8.0) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 68 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .361 in away games this season with 170 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .228 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has accumulated 128 hits with a .442 slugging percentage, both team-high stats for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Witt Jr. is 83rd in batting average, 125th in on-base percentage and 58th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. enters this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .256 with five doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
    • MJ Melendez’s .318 on-base percentage leads his team.
    • Melendez’s batting average ranks 127th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 92nd, and he is 108th in slugging.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .242 with 18 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 15 walks.
    • Nicky Lopez is hitting .239 with 12 doubles, four triples and 28 walks.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Bundy Lynch
    25 GS 23
    8-7 W-L 4-10
    4.68 ERA 5.08
    123.0 IP 111.2
    25 BB 46
    85 SO 105

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