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    The Texas Rangers (10-6) will look to Marcus Semien, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they play the Kansas City Royals (4-13). The Rangers are moneyline favorites (-123) in this outing against the Royals (+103), which begins at 7:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi gets the start against Kansas City’s Brad Keller.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Rangers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -123 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers are 13th in MLB action with 18 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Texas has the 21st-ranked batting average in the majors (.237).
    • The Rangers’ .308 on-base percentage ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • Texas strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank seventh in baseball.
    • The Rangers average 0.6 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (four total in road outings).
    • Texas is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .336 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 7.1 hits per game and is batting .210.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Semien leads Texas in slugging percentage (.448) thanks to seven extra-base hits.
    • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Semien’s batting average ranks 97th, his on-base percentage ranks 140th, and he is 77th in slugging.
    • Semien has hit safely in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .316 with a double, two home runs, three walks and six RBI.
    • Nate Lowe has an OPS of .744, fueled by an OBP of .296 and a team-best slugging percentage of .448 this season.
    • Among qualified batters, Lowe’s batting average places him 97th, his on-base percentage 133rd, and his slugging percentage 77th.
    • Josh Jung leads Texas with 17 hits and an OBP of .333, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .492.
    • Jung takes a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is batting .293 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia has been key for Texas with 12 hits, an OBP of .246 plus a slugging percentage of .367.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit just 13 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Kansas City ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .202.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .264 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.5) among MLB offenses.
    • In 11 games at home this season, they’ve hit six homers, an average of 0.5 per contest.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .284 in home games this season with 23 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .178 with 5.6 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Vinnie Pasquantino has accumulated a team-best OBP (.388), while leading the Royals in hits (14).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Pasquantino ranks 92nd in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage and 49th in slugging percentage.
    • Bobby Witt Jr. is slugging .415 to lead his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Witt Jr.’s batting average puts him 88th, his on-base percentage is 117th, and he is 98th in slugging.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .219 with three doubles, two home runs and a walk.
    • Nicky Lopez is hitting .200 with three doubles, a triple and six walks.

    Rangers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Nathan Eovaldi (TEX) Pitcher Brad Keller (KC)
    1 – 2 W/L 2 – 1
    15.2 IP 17
    6.32 ERA 2.12
    1.532 WHIP 1.118
    10.9 K/9 8.5
    1.7 BB/9 4.2

    Rangers vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Jon Gray: day-to-day (Forearm), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kris Bubic: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rangers and Royals (Last 10 Games)

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