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    David Peralta will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the Tampa Bay Rays (79-63) square off against the Toronto Blue Jays (81-62) on Thursday at 3:07 PM ET. The Rays are underdogs (+120) versus the Blue Jays (-141). Kevin Gausman gets the starting nod for Toronto, and Shane McClanahan is Tampa Bay’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:07 PM ET
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -141 7.5

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays are ninth-best in MLB play with 172 total home runs.
    • The Blue Jays have a league-leading .262 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays rank fourth in baseball with a .327 on-base percentage.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.6 times per game, the sixth-fewest average in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per home game this season (87 total at home).
    • The Blue Jays are slugging .432 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .259.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 157 hits, which is best among Toronto hitters this season, while batting .278 with 61 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, Guerrero ranks 31st in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 20th in slugging.
    • Guerrero will look for his ninth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last 10 games he is batting .239 with four doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Bo Bichette has hit 24 homers this season while driving in 88 runs. He’s batting .283 this season.
    • Among qualified batters, Bichette’s batting average ranks him 27th, his on-base percentage 73rd, and his slugging percentage 23rd.
    • Bichette heads into this game looking to extend his seven-game hit streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .465 with six doubles, a triple, six home runs, two walks and 15 RBI.
    • George Springer has 116 hits this season and has a slash line of .261/.341/.452.
    • Springer has recorded a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .176 with a home run, four walks and two RBI.
    • Alejandro Kirk leads Toronto in OBP (.379) this season, fueled by 125 hits.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays’ 125 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Rays rank 14th in MLB with a .242 team batting average.
    • The Rays have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 18th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 60 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 71 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .373 in 71 road games this season.
    • In 71 road games this season, they have a batting average of .242 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has accumulated a team-best .404 on-base percentage.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average is 15th, his on-base percentage is third, and he is 72nd in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena has 139 hits while slugging .450. Both are team-highs.
    • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 53rd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 67th, and he is 49th in slugging.
    • Harold Ramirez is hitting .318 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.
    • Peralta is batting .252 with 28 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 35 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Gausman McClanahan
    27 GS 0
    12-9 W-L 0-0
    3.31 ERA
    152.1 IP 0
    24 BB 0
    179 SO 0

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