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Cleveland Guardians @ Kansas City Royals - June 28, 2024

June 28, 2024, 8:35am EDT

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Cleveland Guardians

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As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I am excited to delve into the upcoming clash between the Cleveland Guardians and the Kansas City Royals. The numbers paint an intriguing picture for this matchup, with both teams showcasing strengths in different areas.

On the mound, we have Alec Marsh for the Royals facing off against Triston McKenzie for the Guardians. Marsh boasts a solid 5-5 win-loss record with a respectable 3.8 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per game. On the other side, McKenzie holds a 3-4 win-loss record with a slightly lower 3.5 ERA but an impressive 9.1 strikeouts per game. This sets up an interesting pitching duel where McKenzie’s ability to rack up strikeouts could give the Guardians an edge.

Turning our attention to the offensive side of things, the Royals are averaging 4.5 runs, 8 hits, and 4.3 RBIs per game with a .237 batting average and a .688 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS). In comparison, the Guardians have been scoring more runs at 5.1 per game while maintaining a similar hit rate of around 8 hits and close to 4.8 RBIs per game. They also have a slightly higher batting average of .243 and an OPS of .721.

Based on these statistics and considering our prediction that the Guardians will come out on top in this game, it’s clear that their offense has been more potent than that of the Royals so far this season. With a higher run production and better overall hitting numbers, they are likely to put pressure on Marsh early in the game.

Furthermore, our prediction that the Over/Under will be on the higher side suggests that both teams could see some success at the plate tonight. While Marsh has been solid for the Royals, McKenzie’s ability to generate strikeouts could stifle their offense enough for the Guardians to secure the win.

In conclusion, expect an exciting matchup between these two teams with solid pitching performances from both starters but ultimately with the Cleveland Guardians coming out ahead due to their stronger offensive capabilities. Keep an eye out for key moments in which McKenzie’s strikeout potential could make all the difference in securing victory for his team.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians
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Wager TypeKansas City RoyalsCleveland Guardians
Team DataKansas City RoyalsCleveland Guardians
Runs4.465.13
Hits8.008.20
Runs Batted In4.334.75
Batting Average0.2370.243
On-Base Slugging68.80%72.10%
Walks2.783.08
Strikeouts7.839.05
Earned Run Average3.853.53