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    The Cleveland Guardians (38-40) and the Kansas City Royals (22-57) meet on Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Guardians are moneyline favorites (-125) against the underdog Royals (+105). Cleveland has Logan Allen set to start, while Kansas City will send out Austin Cox.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -125 9

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 50 home runs this season, the lowest total in baseball.
    • Cleveland ranks 17th in MLB with a .245 batting average.
    • The Guardians are 22nd in MLB with a .310 on-base percentage.
    • Cleveland’s batters strike out 7.2 times per game, the second-lowest average in the majors.
    • The Guardians average 0.7 homers per road game this season (27 total on the road).
    • Cleveland has a .360 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .245 away from home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 85 hits and an OBP of .356, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .509. He’s batting .290.
    • He is 18th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging among all qualifying batters in the majors.
    • Steven Kwan is batting .256 with 18 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 36 walks. He’s slugging .346 with an on-base percentage of .334.
    • Among qualified hitters, he ranks 80th in batting average, 69th in on-base percentage and 143rd in slugging percentage.
    • Josh Naylor is batting .291 with a .465 slugging percentage and 57 RBI this year.
    • Naylor enters this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .238 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez has five home runs, 28 RBI and a batting average of .243 this season.
    • Gimenez enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with a triple, a walk and three RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 73 home runs.
    • Kansas City ranks 24th in MLB with a .232 team batting average.
    • The Royals are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 28th with an OBP of .296.
    • Kansas City ranks 22nd in strikeouts per game (9.0) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 40 homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in 39 home contests this season.
    • Kansas City is slugging .392 in 39 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .237 as a team at home this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has accumulated a team-high .421 slugging percentage. He’s batting .244 with an on-base percentage of .287.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average puts him 102nd, his on-base percentage is 145th, and he is 85th in slugging.
    • Salvador Perez leads his team with 73 hits. He has a batting average of .263 while slugging .475 with an on-base percentage of .297.
    • He ranks 67th in batting average, 132nd in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Edward Olivares has 12 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 12 walks while hitting .260.
    • MJ Melendez has 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 31 walks while batting .211.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Logan Allen (CLE) Pitcher Austin Cox (KC)
    3 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
    58.2 IP 12.1
    3.68 ERA 0.00
    1.449 WHIP 0.486
    8.9 K/9 9.5
    3.4 BB/9 2.9

    Guardians vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Peyton Battenfield: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Royals: Michael Massey: 10 Day IL (Hand), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Amir Garrett: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Josh Staumont: 15 Day IL (Neck), Ryan Yarbrough: 60 Day IL (Head), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt Beaty: 7 Day IL (Concussion protocol)

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