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    Mark Mathias brings a two-game home run streak into the Texas Rangers’ (62-81) matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays (80-63). The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-145) over the Rangers (+123), and it begins at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay has Corey Kluber starting things off, and Texas will send out Martin Perez.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Friday, September 16, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -145 7

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 24th in MLB play with 127 total home runs .
    • The Rays have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.242).
    • The Rays are 20th in the league with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • The Rays strike out 8.6 times per game, the No. 20 mark in baseball.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (65 total in home outings).
    • The Rays are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .390 in home contests.
    • The team is batting .242 with 552 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 133 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .402.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Diaz ranks 17th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and 67th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .353 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 142 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .454, both of which lead Tampa Bay hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying batters, Arozarena ranks 48th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
    • Harold Ramirez is batting .315 with a .426 slugging percentage and 54 RBI this year.
    • David Peralta is batting .254 with a .318 OBP and 52 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Peralta heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with two walks and an RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 177 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers’ .242 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
    • The Rangers have an OBP of .305 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • The Rangers rank 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 84 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 72 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .393 in 72 road games this season.
    • In 72 road games this season, they have a batting average of .242 while averaging 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien is batting .247 with 28 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the big leagues, Semien’s batting average ranks 85th, his on-base percentage ranks 113th, and he is 65th in slugging.
    • Semien brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .348 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI.
    • Corey Seager is hitting .243 with 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 56 walks.
    • Seager is currently 95th in batting average, 89th in on-base percentage and 48th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .253 with 29 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 36 walks.
    • Nate Lowe’s 162 hits, .363 on-base percentage and .503 slugging percentage are all team-highs.

    Rays vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Kluber Pérez
    27 GS 28
    10-8 W-L 11-6
    4.36 ERA 2.77
    142.1 IP 172.0
    18 BB 57
    122 SO 156
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