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    The Tampa Bay Rays (54-47) host the Cleveland Guardians (51-49) at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays are favored (-237) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Guardians (+196). Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan gets the start against Cleveland’s Bryan Shaw.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, July 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -237 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 22nd in MLB action with 93 total home runs .
    • The Rays have the 19th-ranked batting average in the league (.239).
    • The Rays’ .307 on-base percentage ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Rays batters strike out 8.9 times per game, the 27th-most in the league.
    • The Rays have hit 50 home runs at home this season (one per game).
    • The Rays are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .390 at home.
    • The team is batting .238 with 392 hits (7.7 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 92 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .402.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 26th, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .273 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 93 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .417, both of which are best among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
    • Arozarena is 86th in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage and 80th in slugging in the majors.
    • David Peralta has 69 hits this season and has a slash line of .248/.316/.460.
    • Ji-Man Choi has eight home runs, 44 RBI and a batting average of .261 this season.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank 27th in Major League Baseball with just 80 home runs as a team.
    • The Guardians rank sixth in MLB with a .253 team batting average.
    • The Guardians have an OBP of .315 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
    • The Guardians are the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 702 as a team.
    • They’ve hit 54 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 56 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .405 in 56 road games this season.
    • In 56 road games this season, they have a batting average of .254 while averaging 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez paces the Guardians with 107 hits.
    • Including all the qualified players in the big leagues, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 21st, and he is seventh in slugging.
    • Ramirez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .286 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and four RBI.
    • Amed Rosario paces his team with a .401 slugging percentage.
    • Rosario is currently 28th in batting average, 78th in on-base percentage and 97th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Steven Kwan a has .367 on-base percentage to lead the Guardians.
    • Josh Naylor is hitting .282 with 17 doubles, 14 home runs and 19 walks.

    Rays vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    McClanahan Shaw
    19 GS 1
    10-3 W-L 4-2
    1.76 ERA 5.70
    117.2 IP 36.1
    20 BB 17
    154 SO 30

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