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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 Stats & Trends
- 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
- 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