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    Hunter Dozier is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (57-87) ready for a matchup against the Boston Red Sox (70-74) on Saturday at 4:10 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+136) against the Red Sox (-159). Boston’s Rich Hill and Kansas City’s Brady Singer will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Red Sox vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Fenway Park
    Red Sox vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Red Sox -159 9

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox are 20th in MLB play with 136 total home runs.
    • The Red Sox have the fourth-best batting average in the league (.258).
    • The Red Sox are sixth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .320.
    • The Red Sox strike out 8.6 times per game, the No. 17 average in the league.
    • The Red Sox average 1.1 homers per home game this season (77 total at home).
    • The Red Sox are averaging 3.5 extra-base hits per game while slugging .436 at home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .267 at home this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers leads Boston in total hits (143) this season while batting .288 with 65 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Devers ranks 21st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Devers hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
    • Xander Bogaerts is slashing .315/.382/.470 this season and leads the Red Sox with an OPS of .852.
    • Among qualified hitters, Bogaerts’ batting average ranks him fifth, his on-base percentage eighth, and his slugging percentage 28th.
    • Alex Verdugo has 151 hits this season and has a slash line of .283/.333/.403.
    • Tommy Pham is batting .243 with a .318 OBP and 56 RBI for Boston this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 121 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals rank 16th in MLB with a .241 team batting average.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .305 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Royals rank 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.0 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 63 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 70 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .360 in 70 road games this season.
    • In 70 road games this season, they have a batting average of .227 while averaging 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has totaled 129 hits with a .437 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all qualified players in the majors, Witt Jr. ranks 85th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 59th in slugging percentage.
    • Salvador Perez has 18 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 15 walks while batting .245.
    • MJ Melendez has put up a team-best .314 on-base percentage.
    • Michael A. Taylor is hitting .267 with nine doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 34 walks.

    Red Sox vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Hill Singer
    22 GS 21
    7-6 W-L 8-4
    4.56 ERA 3.21
    102.2 IP 134.2
    33 BB 31
    86 SO 131

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