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    The Tampa Bay Rays (81-64) host the Texas Rangers (63-82) at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays are favored (-196) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Rangers (+164). Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Springs and Texas’ Glenn Otto pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -196 7

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank 24th in baseball with 128 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • The Rays’ .243 batting average ranks 14th in the majors.
    • The Rays rank 20th in the league with a .311 on-base percentage.
    • The Rays strike out 8.5 times per game to rank 17th in baseball.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per home game this season (66 total at home).
    • The Rays have a .390 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .242 with 569 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 134 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .400.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Diaz’s batting average ranks 17th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 71st in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.450) and total hits (142) this season.
    • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 51st among qualified players, his on-base percentage 66th, and his slugging percentage 50th.
    • Harold Ramirez has collected 108 base hits, an OBP of .354 and a slugging percentage of .418 this season.
    • David Peralta has 12 home runs, 53 RBI and a batting average of .256 this season.
    • Peralta brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with three walks and two RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 179 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 15th in MLB with a .242 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .305 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 74 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .392 in away games this season with 206 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .241 on the road this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has 29 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 47 walks while hitting .251.
    • Including all qualified players in the majors, Semien’s batting average places him 77th, his on-base percentage ranks 109th, and he is 62nd in slugging.
    • Semien enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is batting .356 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI.
    • Corey Seager has 20 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 56 walks while hitting .242.
    • Seager’s batting average is 95th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 90th, and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Nate Lowe has 165 hits with a .365 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .251 with 29 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 37 walks.

    Rays vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Springs Otto
    21 GS 23
    8-4 W-L 6-8
    2.41 ERA 4.71
    115.2 IP 114.2
    29 BB 58
    124 SO 89
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