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    The Seattle Mariners (64-55) visit the Kansas City Royals (39-82) on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium, starting at 8:10 PM ET. The Mariners are favored on the moneyline (-185), while the Royals are +154 underdogs. The Royals are the spread favorite () with odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Seattle has Luis Castillo starting, while Kansas City will send out Alec Marsh.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mariners vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Mariners vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mariners -185

    How Do I Watch the Mariners vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Mariners Stats & Trends

    Mariners Batting

    • The Mariners average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 12th in MLB action with 146 total home runs.
    • Seattle ranks 24th in the majors with a .236 batting average.
    • The Mariners are 20th in baseball with a .315 on-base percentage.
    • Seattle strikes out 9.9 times per game, the second-worst mark in baseball.
    • The Mariners have hit 77 homers on the road this season (1.4 per game).
    • Seattle has a .411 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .240 on the road this season.

    Mariners Key Batters

    • Julio Rodriguez has an OPS of .751, fueled by an OBP of .319 and a team-best slugging percentage of .432 this season. He has a .256 batting average.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks 78th, his on-base percentage ranks 96th, and he is 74th in slugging.
    • Rodriguez will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .240 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Ty France is batting .257 with 28 doubles, 10 home runs and 30 walks, while slugging .390 with an on-base percentage of .334.
    • He ranks 72nd in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 111th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Eugenio Suarez is batting .233 with a .390 slugging percentage and 75 RBI this year.
    • Suarez brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Cal Raleigh leads Seattle with 79 hits, batting .219 this season with 38 extra-base hits.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit 118 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .301 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 16th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.0 home runs per game in their 61 home contests this season.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .408 in home games this season with 175 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.6 base hits per game and batting .257 as a team at home this season.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up an on-base percentage of .318, a slugging percentage of .496, and has 133 hits, all club-bests for the Royals (while batting .277).
    • Including all the qualifying players in the big leagues, he is 33rd in batting average, 99th in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. brings an eight-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .366 with three doubles, four home runs, four walks and 12 RBI.
    • Salvador Perez is hitting .253 with 19 doubles, 19 home runs and 16 walks. He’s slugging .436 with an on-base percentage of .296.
    • He ranks 86th in batting average, 128th in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Maikel Garcia is hitting .290 with 15 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 25 walks.
    • MJ Melendez has 22 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 42 walks while batting .227.

    Mariners vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Luis Castillo (SEA) Pitcher Alec Marsh (KC)
    8 – 7 W/L 0 – 6
    143.1 IP 33
    3.20 ERA 6.27
    1.040 WHIP 1.667
    10.2 K/9 9.5
    2.3 BB/9 5.2

    Mariners vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Mariners: Jarred Kelenic: 10 Day IL (Foot), Bryan Woo: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor), J.P. Crawford: 7 Day IL (Concussion)
    • Royals: Nick Pratto: 10 Day IL (Groin), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Taylor Clarke: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zack Greinke: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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)

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


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