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    Corey Kluber’s Tampa Bay Rays (73-57) are favored (-130) against the New York Yankees (79-53), who are at +109, on Saturday as he looks to earn his 10th win of the season. The matchup starts at 6:10 PM ET. Kluber starts for Tampa Bay, and Clarke Schmidt is New York’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Yankees

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Yankees Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -130 7.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are 21st in MLB action with 119 total home runs.
    • The Rays’ .242 batting average ranks 17th in MLB.
    • The Rays’ .311 on-base percentage is 19th in the league.
    • The Rays’ 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 20th in baseball.
    • The Rays have hit 62 homers at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Rays have a .390 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .241 with 513 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .395 this season while batting .286 with 70 walks and 63 runs scored.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 26th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 75th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 128 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .455.
    • Among all qualifying batters, Arozarena is 50th in batting average, 60th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage.
    • Arozarena enters this matchup looking to extend his five-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .478 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
    • Harold Ramirez has collected 102 base hits, an OBP of .370 and a slugging percentage of .446 this season.
    • Ramirez heads into this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .360 with two doubles and three RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .222 with a .305 OBP and 40 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The Yankees have hit 205 homers to lead Major League Baseball this season.
    • The Yankees rank 20th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Yankees have an OBP of .323 this season, which ranks fifth in MLB.
    • The Yankees rank 16th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.
    • In 67 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 96 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .415 in away games this season with 201 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .243 on the road this season.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Aaron Judge has an on-base percentage of .398, a slugging percentage of .661, and has 139 hits, all club-bests for the Yankees.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Judge’s batting average ranks 14th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is first in slugging.
    • Anthony Rizzo has 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 55 walks while batting .225.
    • Including all qualifying players, Rizzo ranks 128th in batting average, 55th in on-base percentage and 16th in slugging percentage.
    • DJ LeMahieu has 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 65 walks while batting .267.
    • Andrew Benintendi’s .397 slugging percentage paces his team.

    Rays vs. Yankees Probable Pitchers

    Kluber Schmidt
    25 GS 2
    9-7 W-L 5-3
    4.21 ERA 2.89
    134.2 IP 37.1
    18 BB 19
    118 SO 36

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