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    The Minnesota Twins are favored (-145) on the road against the Kansas City Royals (+124) to begin the MLB season at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. The game starts at 4:10 PM ET. Pablo Lopez starts for Minnesota while Kansas City will counter with Zack Greinke.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -145 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins ranked 13th in baseball with 178 home runs last season. They averaged 1.1 per game.
    • Minnesota’s .248 batting average ranked 11th in the majors.
    • Last season the Twins scored the 17th-most runs in baseball (696 total, 4.3 per game).
    • The team’s 8.4 strikeouts per game ranked 12th in MLB.
    • The Twins hit 89 homers on the road last season (1.1 per game).
    • Minnesota averaged 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .390 on the road.
    • The team batted .240 with 669 hits (8.3 per game) on the road last season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa collected 152 hits, posted an OBP of .366 and a .467 SLG last season.
    • Kyle Farmer slashed .253/.313/.384 and finished with an OPS of .697.
    • Jose Miranda ended his last campaign with 119 hits, an OBP of .325, plus a slugging percentage of .426.
    • Max Kepler slashed .227/.318/.348 and finished with an OPS of .666.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals ranked 26th in Major League Baseball with just 138 home runs as a team.
    • Kansas City’s .244 batting average ranked 14th in the majors last season.
    • The Royals ranked 24th in the majors with 640 total runs scored last season.
    • Kansas City ranked eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game at 7.9 whiffs per contest.
    • In 81 games at home last season, they hit 65 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Kansas City had a team slugging percentage of .399 in home games last season with 222 extra-base hits.
    • They averaged 8.5 base hits per game and hit .259 as a team at home last season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. had a slugging percentage of .428 with 150 hits a season ago.
    • Salvador Perez hit .254 with 23 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 18 walks.
    • MJ Melendez had a .313 on-base percentage while batting .217 last season.
    • Hunter Dozier hit .236 with 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

    Pablo Lopez (MIN) Pitcher Zack Greinke (KC)
    10 – 10 W/L 4 – 9
    180 IP 137
    3.75 ERA 3.88
    1.167 WHIP 1.350
    8.7 K/9 4.8
    2.6 BB/9 1.8

    Twins vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Twins: Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Knee), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee)
    • Royals: Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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