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    The Tampa Bay Rays (80-64) host the Texas Rangers (63-81) on Saturday at 6:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-140) against the underdog Rangers (+120). Shawn Armstrong starts for Tampa Bay, and Jon Gray is Texas’ choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -140 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are 24th in MLB action with 127 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • The Rays rank 14th in MLB with a .243 batting average.
    • The Rays are 20th in baseball with a .311 on-base percentage.
    • The Rays’ 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 17th in baseball.
    • The Rays have hit 65 homers at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Rays have a .389 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .242.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 134 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .400.
    • Among the qualified batters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 17th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Diaz has hit safely in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 142 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .450.
    • Arozarena ranks 51st in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Harold Ramirez has 108 hits this season and has a slash line of .313/.357/.423.
    • David Peralta has 12 home runs, 52 RBI and a batting average of .254 this season.
    • Peralta has safely hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with two walks and an RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 178 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Rangers have an OBP of .305 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Rangers rank 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • In 73 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 85 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .393 in away games this season with 204 extra-base hits.
    • In 73 road games this season, they have a batting average of .242 while averaging 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has 28 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 47 walks while hitting .249.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Semien’s batting average places him 82nd, his on-base percentage is 110th, and he is 62nd in slugging.
    • Semien hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .435 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI.
    • Corey Seager has 20 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 56 walks while hitting .243.
    • Seager is 92nd in batting average, 86th in on-base percentage and 48th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Nate Lowe has a team-best OBP (.362) and slugging percentage (.507), while pacing the Rangers in hits (163).
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .253 with 29 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 36 walks.

    Rays vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Armstrong Gray
    1 GS 20
    2-2 W-L 7-6
    4.70 ERA 3.70
    53.2 IP 107.0
    14 BB 34
    57 SO 121
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