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    MJ Melendez will hit the field for the Kansas City Royals against Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday. First pitch is at 1:40 PM.

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    Game Info, Melendez Props for Royals vs Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Hits Home Runs RBI
    Over/Under 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Over Odds -150 +550 +270

    Melendez in 2022

    • Melendez is batting .219 with 20 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 66 walks.
    • Among all hitters in MLB play, Melendez’s home run total ranks 75th and his RBI tally ranks 96th.
    • Melendez has a hit in 56.5% of his games this year (70 of 124), with more than one hit in 25 of those games (20.2%).
    • In 17 of 124 games this season, Melendez has gone yard (13.7%). He’s gone deep in 3.5% of his trips to the dish in 2022.

    Last Five Games

    Opponent Date H/AB R HR RBI K BB SB
    Guardians October 1 2-for-4 2 0 1 0 1 0
    Guardians September 30 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 0 0
    Tigers September 29 1-for-3 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Tigers September 28 1-for-3 1 1 1 1 2 0
    Tigers September 27 0-for-4 0 0 0 1 1 0

    Guardians Pitching in 2022

    • The Guardians will send Bieber (12-8) out to make his 31st start of the season. He is 12-8 with a 2.91 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 195 innings pitched.
    • The 27-year-old’s 2.91 ERA ranks 14th, 1.026 WHIP ranks 15th, and 9.0 K/9 ranks 16th among qualifying pitchers this season.
    • The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Guardians pitching staff ranks 16th in MLB.
    • The Guardians rank 15th in baseball in home runs surrendered (169 total, 1.1 per game).

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