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    The San Francisco Giants (3-3) will look to J.D. Davis, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they play the Kansas City Royals (1-6). The Giants are favored (-182) for this matchup against the Royals (+156), which starts at 4:35 PM ET on Friday at Oracle Park. Alex Cobb gets the starting nod for San Francisco, and Brad Keller is Kansas City’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Giants vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:35 PM ET
    • Location: San Francisco, California
    • Stadium: Oracle Park
    Giants vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Giants -182 8

    How Do I Watch the Giants vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-BA

    Giants Stats & Trends

    Giants Batting

    • The San Francisco Giants lead the league with 15 total home runs, averaging 2.5 per game.
    • San Francisco is 10th in MLB with a .263 batting average.
    • The Giants rank fourth in baseball with a .368 on-base percentage.
    • San Francisco’s batters strike out 12.0 times per game, the 29th-most in baseball.

    Giants Key Batters

    • Mike Yastrzemski has six hits, which ranks first among San Francisco hitters this season, while batting .240 with five extra-base hits.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Yastrzemski’s batting average ranks 116th, his on-base percentage ranks 125th, and he is 42nd in slugging.
    • David Villar has a double, two home runs and three walks while hitting .273.
    • Villar ranks 89th in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage and 45th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Davis has collected five base hits, an OBP of .353 and a slugging percentage of .688 this season.
    • Davis has picked up a hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .313 with two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
    • Thairo Estrada has an OPS of 1.026, fueled by an OBP of .435 and a team-best slugging percentage of .591 this season.
    • Estrada takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .409 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 22nd in Major League Baseball with five home runs.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of just .167 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Royals are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 29th with an OBP of .259.
    • Kansas City ranks 24th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. is hitting .154 with a home run and three walks.
    • Including all qualifying players, Witt Jr. ranks 176th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 171st and he is 157th in slugging.
    • Matt Duffy has a home run while batting .714.
    • Salvador Perez has racked up six hits with a .292 on-base percentage and a .348 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Royals.
    • Nicky Lopez is batting .111 with a triple and three walks.

    Giants vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Alex Cobb (SF) Pitcher Brad Keller (KC)
    0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
    3.2 IP 4.2
    2.45 ERA 3.86
    1.364 WHIP 1.929
    14.7 K/9 11.6
    2.5 BB/9 7.7

    Giants vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Giants: Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Back), Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm)
    • 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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