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    Nicky Lopez is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (63-92) ready for a matchup against the Cleveland Guardians (88-68) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Royals are underdogs (+108) against the Guardians (-129). Cleveland’s Zach Plesac and Kansas City’s Brady Singer will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -129 7

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 123 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in MLB play.
    • The Guardians are ninth in the majors with a .252 batting average.
    • The Guardians’ .315 on-base percentage is 14th in baseball.
    • The Guardians strike out the least in baseball, averaging 6.9 per game.
    • The Guardians average 0.6 homers per home game this season (46 total at home).
    • The Guardians are slugging .361 with 2.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .249 with 620 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 158 hits, batting .272 this season with 75 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified batters, Ramirez ranks 40th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is 13th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland with an OBP of .376 this season while batting .302 with 61 walks and 87 runs scored.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Kwan is 10th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 90th in slugging percentage.
    • Kwan brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .450 with a double, a home run, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Amed Rosario has an OPS of .718, fueled by an OBP of .312 and a team-best slugging percentage of .406 this season.
    • Rosario brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .301 with a .373 OBP and 68 RBI for Cleveland this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit just 131 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • The Royals’ .245 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
    • The Royals have an OBP of .308 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
    • The Royals have shown patience at the plate this season with the eighth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.9) among MLB offenses.
    • In 75 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 66 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • They are slugging .363 in 75 road games this season.
    • In 75 road games this season, they have a batting average of .231 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has a team-best slugging percentage (.438) and paces the Royals in hits (145).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Witt Jr. is 70th in batting average, 121st in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on an 11-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .364 with four doubles, a walk and eight RBI.
    • Salvador Perez has 23 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 18 walks while batting .249.
    • MJ Melendez a has .318 on-base percentage to lead the Royals.
    • Hunter Dozier has 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks while batting .241.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Plesac Singer
    0 GS 23
    0-0 W-L 10-4
    ERA 2.99
    0 IP 147.2
    0 BB 34
    0 SO 144

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