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    The Kansas City Royals (3-6) have a 2-0 series lead and will try for a sweep of the San Francisco Giants (3-5) on Sunday at Oracle Park. The Giants are favored (-163) against the underdog Royals (+140) in the matchup, which starts at 4:05 PM ET. San Francisco’s Anthony DeSclafani and Kansas City’s Kris Bubic will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Giants vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • Location: San Francisco, California
    • Stadium: Oracle Park
    Giants vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Giants -163 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Giants vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-BA

    Giants Stats & Trends

    Giants Batting

    • The Giants are third in MLB action with 16 home runs. They average 2.0 per game.
    • San Francisco has the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.261).
    • The Giants are fifth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .353.
    • San Francisco’s hitters strike out 11.4 times per game, the most in the majors.

    Giants Key Batters

    • Thairo Estrada leads San Francisco in slugging percentage (.586) and total hits (12) this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Estrada’s batting average ranks 11th, his on-base percentage ranks 21st, and he is 31st in slugging.
    • Estrada has hit safely in seven games in a row. During his last seven games he is hitting .414 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Mike Yastrzemski is batting .242 with three doubles, two home runs and two walks.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Yastrzemski’s batting average ranks him 119th, his on-base percentage 145th, and his slugging percentage 58th.
    • Yastrzemski has picked up a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .227 with a double, two home runs, two walks and four RBI.
    • J.D. Davis is batting .381 with a .714 slugging percentage and six RBI this year.
    • Davis brings a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .438 with a double, two home runs and six RBI.
    • Joc Pederson has been key for San Francisco with seven hits, an OBP of .324 plus a slugging percentage of .552.
    • Pederson has hit safely in five straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a double, a triple, a home run, two walks and six RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 11th in Major League Baseball with 10 home runs.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of just .187 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 .264.
    • Kansas City ranks 21st with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Salvador Perez has accumulated a team-high slugging percentage (.533) while pacing the Royals in hits (eight).
    • Perez ranks 95th in batting average, 128th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Perez hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with two home runs and four RBI.
    • Vinnie Pasquantino’s .333 OBP paces his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Pasquantino’s batting average places him 146th, his on-base percentage ranks 108th, and he is 119th in slugging.
    • Bobby Witt Jr. has two home runs and three walks while batting .161.
    • Edward Olivares is hitting .278 with a double, a home run and a walk.

    Giants vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Anthony DeSclafani (SF) Pitcher Kris Bubic (KC)
    1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
    6 IP 5
    0.00 ERA 3.60
    0.500 WHIP 1.600
    6.0 K/9 7.2
    0.0 BB/9 1.8

    Giants vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Giants: Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Back), Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), 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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