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    The Tampa Bay Rays (75-58) host the Boston Red Sox (67-69) on Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays are favored (-160) against the underdog Red Sox (+136). Drew Rasmussen gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay, and Rich Hill is Boston’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -160 7

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are 22nd in MLB play with 119 total home runs.
    • The Rays’ .242 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.
    • The Rays are 20th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • The Rays strike out 8.7 times per game, the No. 19 mark in the league.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (62 total in home contests).
    • The Rays are slugging .387 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .241 with 535 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.396) this season, fueled by 122 hits.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, Diaz is 23rd in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 72nd in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .467 with a double, four walks and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.449) and total hits (129) this season.
    • Arozarena’s batting average is 58th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 68th, and his slugging percentage 45th.
    • Harold Ramirez is batting .327 with a .438 slugging percentage and 49 RBI this year.
    • David Peralta is batting .257 with a .322 OBP and 51 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Peralta has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .313 with three doubles and two RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox’s 128 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Red Sox rank fourth in MLB with a .259 team batting average.
    • The Red Sox have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • The Red Sox rank 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 67 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .381 in away games this season with 202 extra-base hits.
    • In 67 road games this season, they have a batting average of .248 while averaging 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 137 hits, a team-best for the Red Sox.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Devers is 22nd in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.
    • Xander Bogaerts leads his team with a .384 on-base percentage, and has a club-leading .469 slugging percentage.
    • Bogaerts’ batting average ranks fourth among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks seventh, and he is 32nd in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .284 with 34 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 34 walks.
    • Tommy Pham is batting .246 with 19 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 50 walks.

    Rays vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Rasmussen Hill
    23 GS 20
    9-4 W-L 6-5
    2.70 ERA 4.52
    116.2 IP 93.2
    27 BB 29
    103 SO 76

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