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    The Minnesota Twins (2-0) will look to sweep the Kansas City Royals (0-2) on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins lead 2-0, and are favored (-154) against the underdog Royals (+131) in the matchup, which starts at 2:10 PM ET. Joe Ryan starts for Minnesota, and Brad Keller is Kansas City’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -154 8

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins ranked 13th in MLB action with 178 home runs last season. They averaged 1.1 per game.
    • Minnesota ranked 11th in the majors with a .248 batting average.
    • Last season the Twins scored the 17th-most runs in baseball (696 total, 4.3 per game).
    • The team struck out 8.4 times per game to rank 12th in baseball.
    • The Twins hit 89 homers away from home last season (1.1 per game).
    • Minnesota slugged .390 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team batted .240 with 669 hits (8.3 per game) on the road last season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa had 152 base hits and an OBP of .368 to go with a slugging percentage of .467 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/.320/.348 and finished with an OPS of .668.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 138 home runs ranked 26th in MLB last season.
    • Kansas City ranked 14th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.
    • The Royals scored the 24th-most runs in the league last season with 640 (4.0 per game).
    • Kansas City showed patience at the plate last season, having the eighth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.9) among MLB offenses.
    • They hit 65 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 81 home contests last season.
    • Kansas City had a team slugging percentage of .399 in home games last season with 222 extra-base hits.
    • In home games last season, they had a .259 AVG with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. racked up 150 hits with a .428 slugging percentage last season.
    • Salvador Perez hit .254 with 23 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 20 walks.
    • MJ Melendez racked up a .314 on-base percentage last season while batting .217.
    • 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:

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Brad Keller (KC)
    13 – 8 W/L 6 – 14
    147 IP 139.2
    3.55 ERA 5.09
    1.102 WHIP 1.504
    9.2 K/9 6.6
    2.9 BB/9 3.7

    Twins vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Twins: Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Josh Winder: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee)
    • Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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