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    Maikel Garcia leads the Kansas City Royals (25-59) into a matchup against the Minnesota Twins (42-43) following his four-hit performance in a 9-1 win over the Dodgers. The Twins are favored on the moneyline (-232) in this game against the underdog Royals (+190), which begins at 8:10 PM ET on Monday. Minnesota’s Joe Ryan and Kansas City’s Austin Cox will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Monday, July 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -232 9

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSN

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB action with 108 total home runs.
    • Minnesota’s .230 batting average ranks 27th in MLB.
    • The Twins rank 24th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .307.
    • Minnesota’s batters strike out 10.2 times per game, the most in baseball.
    • The Twins have hit 57 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • Minnesota has a .429 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .242 with 334 hits (8.0 per game) at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota in slugging percentage (.404) thanks to 29 extra-base hits. He has a .218 batting average and an on-base percentage of .291.
    • He is 139th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage, and 102nd in slugging among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Correa has recorded at least one hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .238 with a double.
    • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with 50 hits and an OBP of .305 this season. He’s batting .210 and slugging .445.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he is 142nd in batting average, 123rd in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Buxton enters this matchup looking to extend his four-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Max Kepler has collected 38 base hits, an OBP of .277 and a slugging percentage of .418 this season.
    • Joey Gallo has been key for Minnesota with 35 hits, an OBP of .306 plus a slugging percentage of .481.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 73 home runs as a team.
    • Kansas City’s .234 batting average ranks 23rd in the majors this season.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .298 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 24th with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 40 road contests this season.
    • Kansas City is slugging .361 in 40 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.6 base hits per game and batting .227 on the road this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has accumulated a team-best .417 slugging percentage. He’s batting .249 with an on-base percentage of .292.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks 92nd in batting average, 136th in on-base percentage and 86th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .353 with a walk and four RBI.
    • Salvador Perez has collected 75 hits to lead his team. He has a batting average of .253 while slugging .451 with an on-base percentage of .290.
    • His batting average is 83rd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 140th, and he is 63rd in slugging.
    • Edward Olivares is hitting .255 with 12 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 13 walks.
    • MJ Melendez is hitting .210 with 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 33 walks.

    Twins vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Austin Cox (KC)
    8 – 5 W/L 0 – 1
    96.2 IP 16
    3.44 ERA 2.25
    0.972 WHIP 0.875
    9.8 K/9 8.4
    1.4 BB/9 4.5

    Twins vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Twins: Royce Lewis: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jorge López: 15 Day IL (Mental health), Brock Stewart: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José De León: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Royals: Michael Massey: 10 Day IL (Hand), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), 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), Jordan Lyles: day-to-day (Illness)

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

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