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    The Cleveland Guardians hit the field as home favorites (-187) in the season opener against the Kansas City Royals (+157) at Progressive Field on Monday at 6:10 PM ET. Triston McKenzie starts for Cleveland while Kansas City will counter with Zack Greinke.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Monday, October 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -187 7

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians ranked 12th in MLB play with 203 total home runs last season.
    • The Guardians had the 21st-ranked batting average in the majors (.238).
    • Last season the Guardians had the No. 18 offense in MLB action scoring 4.4 runs per game (717 total runs).
    • The club struck out 8.6 times per game to rank 12th in the league.
    • The Guardians hit 102 homers at home last season (1.3 per game).
    • The Guardians averaged 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .411 at home.
    • The club averaged 7.6 hits per game and batted .238 at home last season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez had 147 hits and an OBP of .355 last season.
    • Myles Straw slashed .271/.349/.348 and finished with an OPS of .697.
    • Last season, Amed Rosario finished with a slugging percentage of .409, fueled by 42 extra-base hits.
    • Josh Naylor slashed .253/.301/.399 and finished with an OPS of .700.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 163 home runs ranked 27th in MLB last season.
    • The Royals had a team batting average of .249 last season, which ranked sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Royals scored 686 runs (4.2 per game) last season, which ranked 24th in MLB.
    • The Royals showed patience at the plate last season with the third-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.8) among MLB offenses.
    • They hit 87 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 81 road contests last season.
    • They had a team slugging percentage of .382 in away games last season with 213 extra-base hits.
    • They averaged eight base hits per game and had a .236 batting average on the road last season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Salvador Perez racked up a slugging percentage of .544 with 169 hits a season ago.
    • Nicky Lopez had an OBP of .365 while batting .300.
    • Hunter Dozier hit .216 with 27 doubles, six triples, 16 home runs and 43 walks a season ago.
    • Michael A. Taylor hit .244 with 16 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 33 walks.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    McKenzie Greinke
    29 GS 25
    11-11 W-L 4-9
    2.99 ERA 3.98
    186.1 IP 131.0
    44 BB 26
    186 SO 72

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