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    Spencer Torkelson leads the Detroit Tigers (42-52) into a matchup with the Kansas City Royals (28-68) following his two-home run performance in an 11-10 loss to the Royals. The Tigers are moneyline favorites (-149) in this game against the underdog Royals (+128), which starts at 8:10 PM ET on Wednesday. Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez and Kansas City’s Ryan Yarbrough will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, July 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Tigers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -149 8

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 89 home runs this season, the fifth-lowest total in MLB action.
    • Detroit ranks 29th in the majors with a .229 batting average.
    • The Tigers’ .299 on-base percentage is the fourth-worst in baseball.
    • Detroit strikes out 9.0 times per game, the No. 18 mark in baseball.
    • The Tigers have hit 50 home runs away from home this season (1.0 per game).
    • Detroit has a .361 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 7.5 hits per game and is batting .219 on the road this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Torkelson leads Detroit with 82 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .416. He’s batting .232 with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 126th, his on-base percentage ranks 114th, and he is 93rd in slugging.
    • Javier Baez is hitting .226 with 12 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 14 walks. He’s slugging .329 with an on-base percentage of .261.
    • He ranks 133rd in batting average, 149th in on-base percentage and 145th in slugging in the majors.
    • Matt Vierling is batting .275 with a .410 slugging percentage and 26 RBI this year.
    • Vierling enters this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .176 with a double, two walks and two RBI.
    • Zach McKinstry has 65 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .319.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit just 82 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of .234 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .295 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Kansas City ranks 21st in strikeouts per game (9.0) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 49 home contests this season.
    • In 49 home games this season, it is slugging .389 with 138 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .242 with 8.0 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a slugging percentage of .452 and has 97 hits, both team-high marks for the Royals. He’s batting .253 and with an on-base percentage of .294.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 88th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 136th and he is 59th in slugging.
    • Salvador Perez paces his team with a .299 on-base percentage. He has a batting average of .258 while slugging .444.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 75th in batting average, 128th in on-base percentage and 63rd in slugging percentage.
    • Edward Olivares is batting .248 with 13 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 13 walks.
    • Maikel Garcia has 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .279.

    Tigers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Eduardo Rodríguez (DET) Pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (KC)
    5 – 5 W/L 2 – 4
    76.2 IP 32.1
    2.70 ERA 5.29
    1.004 WHIP 1.268
    9.5 K/9 5.3
    2.1 BB/9 2.2

    Tigers vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Will Vest: 15 Day IL (Leg), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Royals: Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Zack Greinke: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Josh Staumont: 60 Day IL (Neck), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Beaty: 7 Day IL (Concussion), Salvador Pérez: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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