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    Nicky Lopez will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the Kansas City Royals (63-91) square off against the Detroit Tigers (61-92) on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+114) versus the Tigers (-135). Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound first for Detroit, and Jonathan Heasley is Kansas City’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -135 7.5

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 100 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB play.
    • The Tigers’ .230 batting average ranks 26th in MLB.
    • The Tigers’ .286 on-base percentage is the second-worst in the league.
    • The Tigers’ 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 22nd in the league.
    • The Tigers have hit 46 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Tigers are slugging .342 with 2.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .232 with 581 hits (7.5 per game) at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 127 hits and an OBP of .280, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .390.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average ranks 103rd, his on-base percentage ranks 130th, and he is 106th in slugging.
    • Harold Castro has 20 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 16 walks while batting .275.
    • Castro enters this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .588 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
    • Jeimer Candelario has 86 hits this season and has a slash line of .209/.267/.358.
    • Jonathan Schoop is batting .203 with a .236 OBP and 38 RBI for Detroit this season.
    • Schoop has safely hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit just 131 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • 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.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 74 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .363 in away games this season with 187 extra-base hits.
    • In 74 road games this season, they have a batting average of .230 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a team-best slugging percentage (.440) while leading the Royals in hits (144).
    • Including all the qualifying players in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average puts him 70th, his on-base percentage is 121st, and he is 57th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. brings a 10-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .364 with four doubles and eight RBI.
    • Salvador Perez has 23 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 18 walks while batting .252.
    • MJ Melendez has accumulated an on-base percentage of .316, a team-high for the Royals.
    • Hunter Dozier has 26 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks while batting .240.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Rodriguez Heasley
    15 GS 19
    4-5 W-L 4-8
    4.37 ERA 4.87
    78.1 IP 94.1
    29 BB 44
    62 SO 65

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