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    Nicky Lopez is just two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (60-88) ready for a matchup against the Minnesota Twins (73-76) on Thursday at 2:10 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+113) against the Twins (-133). Josh Winder starts for Minnesota while Kansas City will counter with Jonathan Heasley.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -133 8

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank 12th in MLB action with 169 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • The Twins are 12th in the majors with a .248 batting average.
    • The Twins are 11th in the league with an on-base percentage of .317.
    • The Twins’ 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 12th in the league.
    • The Twins average 1.1 homers per game when playing on the road this season (83 total in road outings).
    • The Twins are slugging .394 with 2.9 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .243.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .372, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .421.
    • Arraez is sixth in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage, and 70th in slugging among qualified hitters in baseball.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota in total hits (138) this season while batting .289 with 43 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters, Correa’s batting average ranks him 23rd, his on-base percentage 18th, and his slugging percentage 32nd.
    • Correa has picked up a hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .429 with a double, three walks and two RBI.
    • Gio Urshela has 124 hits this season and has a slash line of .273/.323/.420.
    • Urshela heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Miranda is batting .268 with a .323 OBP and 64 RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 125 home runs as a team.
    • The Royals rank 14th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.
    • The Royals have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.306).
    • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking eighth with an average of eight strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 61 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 77 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .393 in home games this season with 206 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .256 as a team at home this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a team-best slugging percentage (.437) while leading the Royals in hits (136).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average places him 73rd, his on-base percentage is 122nd, and he is 60th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .364 with a double and four RBI.
    • MJ Melendez has a .318 OBP to pace his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Melendez ranks 124th in batting average, 89th in on-base percentage and 87th in slugging percentage.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .254 with 20 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 15 walks.
    • Hunter Dozier is hitting .232 with 24 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 33 walks.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Winder Heasley
    8 GS 18
    4-4 W-L 3-8
    4.17 ERA 5.09
    54.0 IP 88.1
    16 BB 42
    35 SO 62

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