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    The Cleveland Guardians (91-70) host the Kansas City Royals (65-95) on Wednesday at 4:10 PM ET. The Guardians are moneyline favorites (-174) against the underdog Royals (+147). Cleveland’s Aaron Civale and Kansas City’s Jonathan Heasley will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BSGL
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -174 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in baseball this season (127).
    • The Guardians are eighth in the majors with a .252 batting average.
    • The Guardians rank 14th in the league with an on-base percentage of .315.
    • The Guardians strike out 6.9 times per game, the fewest Ks in baseball.
    • The Guardians have hit 50 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Guardians have a .363 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .249 at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in total hits (163) this season while batting .273 with 77 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Ramirez ranks 34th in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging.
    • Ramirez will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run, two walks and five RBI.
    • Steven Kwan has 167 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .372.
    • Kwan is 11th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Amed Rosario has hit 11 homers with a team-high .405 SLG this season.
    • Rosario takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .375 with two RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .298 with a .370 OBP and 69 RBI for Cleveland this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 136 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals’ .245 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
    • The Royals have the 21st-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.307).
    • The Royals rank eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.9 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 71 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 80 road contests this season.
    • In 80 road games this season, they’re slugging .362 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 accumulated a team-best slugging percentage (.429) and leads the Royals in hits (149).
    • Including all the qualifying players in MLB, Witt Jr.’s batting average is 70th, his on-base percentage ranks 118th, and he is 65th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .190 with two walks.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .254 with 23 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 18 walks.
    • MJ Melendez has racked up a team-best .315 on-base percentage.
    • Hunter Dozier is hitting .236 with 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Civale Heasley
    19 GS 20
    4-6 W-L 4-9
    5.04 ERA 5.00
    91.0 IP 99.0
    21 BB 45
    89 SO 66

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