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    The Tampa Bay Rays (76-58) have a 2-0 series lead and will go for a sweep of the Boston Red Sox (67-70) on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The Rays are favored (-157) against the underdog Red Sox (+135) in the matchup, which starts at 6:40 PM ET. Jeffrey Springs takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Nick Pivetta is Boston’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 7, 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 -157 7

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 22nd in baseball with 122 total home runs .
    • The Rays’ .243 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.
    • The Rays’ .311 on-base percentage is 18th in baseball.
    • The Rays’ 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 21st in the league.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (65 total in home contests).
    • The Rays are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .392 in home contests.
    • The club is batting .243 with 548 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 123 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .396.
    • Among all qualifying batters in baseball, Diaz is 22nd in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 70th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .313 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.461) and total hits (132) this season.
    • Arozarena is 50th in batting average, 63rd in on-base percentage and 38th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Arozarena enters this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .263 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
    • Harold Ramirez has collected 104 base hits, an OBP of .366 and a slugging percentage of .437 this season.
    • Ramirez heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with two doubles, a walk and four RBI.
    • David Peralta has 12 home runs, 51 RBI and a batting average of .257 this season.
    • Peralta brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .313 with three doubles and two RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox’s 130 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Red Sox rank fourth in MLB with a .259 team batting average.
    • The Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .319 this season, which ranks sixth in the league.
    • The Red Sox rank 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.
    • In 68 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 56 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They are slugging .381 in 68 road games this season.
    • In 68 road games this season, they have a batting average of .247 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers is leading the Red Sox with 137 hits.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Devers is 22nd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 36th and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Xander Bogaerts has a .382 on-base percentage while slugging .466. Both lead his team.
    • Including all qualified players, Bogaerts is fourth in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 33rd in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .286 with 34 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 34 walks.
    • Tommy Pham has 19 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 50 walks while hitting .246.

    Rays vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Springs Pivetta
    19 GS 27
    7-4 W-L 9-10
    2.62 ERA 4.37
    106.2 IP 150.1
    26 BB 56
    117 SO 145

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