Nicky Lopez will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when his Kansas City Royals (63-90) play the Detroit Tigers (60-92) on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+115) versus the Tigers (-136). Detroit has Matt Manning set to start, while Kansas City counters with Daniel Lynch.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park
Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
Tigers -136 7.5

Tigers Stats & Trends

Tigers Batting

  • The Tigers have hit the fewest home runs in baseball this season (99).
  • The Tigers have the 24th-ranked batting average in the league (.231).
  • The Tigers’ .286 on-base percentage is the second-worst in the league.
  • The Tigers strike out 8.7 times per game, the No. 21 mark in the league.
  • The Tigers have hit 45 home runs at home this season (0.6 per game).
  • The Tigers are slugging .342 with 2.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • The team averages 7.6 hits per game and is batting .233 at home this season.

Tigers Key Batters

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 126 hits and an OBP of .280, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .391.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average ranks 103rd, his on-base percentage ranks 131st, and he is 107th in slugging.
  • Harold Castro is hitting .275 with 20 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 16 walks.
  • Castro has picked up a hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .500 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario has collected 86 base hits, an OBP of .269 and a slugging percentage of .360 this season.
  • Candelario heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .412 with three doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Jonathan Schoop has been key for Detroit with 93 hits, an OBP of .236 plus a slugging percentage of .327.
  • Schoop has hit safely in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

Royals Stats & Trends

Royals Batting

  • The Royals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 130 home runs as a team.
  • The Royals rank 14th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.
  • The Royals have an OBP of .308 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Royals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking eighth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.
  • In 73 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 65 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
  • In 73 road games this season, they’re slugging .363 with 186 hits going for extra bases.
  • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .230 on the road this season.

Royals Key Batters

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 144 hits with a .440 slugging percentage, both team-best stats for the Royals.
  • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Witt Jr.’s batting average places him 70th, his on-base percentage is 122nd, and he is 58th in slugging.
  • Witt Jr. takes a 10-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is batting .364 with four doubles and eight RBI.
  • Salvador Perez has 23 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 17 walks while hitting .252.
  • MJ Melendez has an on-base percentage of .313, a team-high for the Royals.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .240 with 26 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks.

Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

Manning Lynch
12 GS 25
2-3 W-L 4-11
3.43 ERA 5.00
63.0 IP 120.2
19 BB 49
48 SO 116
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