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    The Cleveland Guardians (72-79) and the Kansas City Royals (49-102) square off on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Guardians are favored (-162) against the underdog Royals (+137). Logan Allen starts for Cleveland while Kansas City will counter with Steven Cruz.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Guardians vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -162 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians are last in MLB play with 116 home runs.
    • Cleveland ranks 15th in MLB with a .250 batting average.
    • The Guardians’ .312 on-base percentage is 22nd in baseball.
    • Cleveland strikes out 7.0 times per game, the least Ks in the majors.
    • The Guardians have hit 66 homers on the road this season (0.9 per game).
    • Cleveland has a .383 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .251 with 668 hits (8.8 per game) on the road this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in OBP (.353) and total hits (157) this season. He’s batting .277 batting average while slugging .482.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 35th, and he is 31st in slugging.
    • Ramirez will look for his seventh straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .359 with two doubles, three home runs, six walks and six RBI.
    • Steven Kwan has an OPS of .716, fueled by an OBP of .343 and a team-best slugging percentage of .373 this season. He’s batting .273.
    • Among qualifiers, he is 36th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 123rd in slugging percentage.
    • Josh Naylor is batting .313 with a .505 slugging percentage and 91 RBI this year.
    • Andres Gimenez has been key for Cleveland with 128 hits, an OBP of .313 plus a slugging percentage of .386.
    • Gimenez takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .381 with a double, a home run and six RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 150 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • Kansas City’s .243 batting average ranks 19th in the majors this season.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .301 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 14th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 76 home contests this season.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .418 in home games this season with 228 extra-base hits.
    • In 76 home games this season, they have a batting average of .257 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a slugging percentage of .496 and has 166 hits, both team-best numbers for the Royals. He’s batting .278 and with an on-base percentage of .320.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the big leagues, his batting average puts him 24th, his on-base percentage is 94th, and he is 22nd in slugging.
    • Maikel Garcia paces his team with a .323 on-base percentage. He has a batting average of .272 while slugging .366.
    • Including all qualified players, his batting average places him 38th, his on-base percentage is 85th, and he is 126th in slugging.
    • MJ Melendez is hitting .233 with 28 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 55 walks.
    • Edward Olivares is hitting .261 with 21 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 20 walks.

    Guardians vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Logan Allen (CLE) Pitcher Steven Cruz (KC)
    7 – 7 W/L 0 – 0
    122.1 IP 7
    3.60 ERA 5.14
    1.349 WHIP 1.429
    8.7 K/9 11.6
    3.4 BB/9 5.1

    Guardians vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Tanner Bibee: 15 Day IL (Hip), Michael Kelly: 15 Day IL (Back), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Royals: John McMillon: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Daniel Lynch: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Austin Cox: 60 Day IL (Knee), Freddy Fermin: 60 Day IL (Finger), Josh Staumont: 60 Day IL (Neck), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Salvador Pérez: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

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

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