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    Nicky Lopez has 99 hits this season, and will look for his 100th when his Kansas City Royals (65-94) take on the Cleveland Guardians (90-70) on Tuesday at 6:10 PM ET. The Royals are the underdog (+160) in this matchup with the Guardians (-191). Cleveland has Cal Quantrill set to start, and Kansas City will counter with Daniel Lynch.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -191 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in baseball this season (126).
    • The Guardians have the eighth-best batting average in the league (.252).
    • The Guardians’ .314 on-base percentage ranks 15th in the league.
    • Guardians hitters strike out 6.9 times per game, the fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Guardians have hit 49 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Guardians have a .362 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .249.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 162 hits, which leads Cleveland hitters this season, while batting .274 with 76 extra-base hits.
    • Ramirez ranks 35th in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging among qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Ramirez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .211 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland with an OBP of .375 this season while batting .301 with 62 walks and 88 runs scored.
    • Kwan is ninth in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 88th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Kwan has picked up at least one hit in seven straight games. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, three walks and nine RBI.
    • Amed Rosario has an OPS of .713, fueled by an OBP of .310 and a team-best slugging percentage of .403 this season.
    • Andres Gimenez has 17 home runs, 68 RBI and a batting average of .298 this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 136 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals rank 14th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.
    • The Royals have the 20th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.308).
    • The Royals have shown patience at the plate this season with the eighth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.9) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 71 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 79 road contests this season.
    • In 79 road games this season, they’re slugging .364 with 200 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .231 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has racked up 148 hits with a .431 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Royals.
    • Including all the qualified players in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average ranks 70th, his on-base percentage ranks 117th, and he is 63rd in slugging.
    • MJ Melendez leads his team with a .317 OBP.
    • Melendez is 119th in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage and 92nd in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Salvador Perez has 23 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 18 walks while batting .254.
    • Hunter Dozier is batting .236 with 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Quantrill Lynch
    31 GS 26
    14-5 W-L 4-12
    3.42 ERA 4.90
    181.1 IP 126.2
    47 BB 50
    124 SO 120

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