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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