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    Martin Maldonado leads the Houston Astros (96-51) into a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (82-64) after his four-hit showing in an 11-2 win over the Athletics. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-119) in this game against the underdog Astros (-101), which begins at 6:40 PM ET on Monday. Tampa Bay’s Drew Rasmussen and Houston’s Luis Garcia will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Monday, September 19, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -119 7

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are 24th in MLB action with 130 total home runs.
    • The Rays have the 14th-ranked batting average in the majors (.243).
    • The Rays are 20th in the league with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • The Rays strike out 8.5 times per game to rank 17th in the league.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (68 total in home contests).
    • The Rays are slugging .392 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .243 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 136 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .401.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Diaz is 16th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 70th in slugging.
    • Diaz has recorded a base hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 142 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .450, both of which are tops among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Arozarena’s batting average places him 52nd, his on-base percentage 65th, and his slugging percentage 50th.
    • Harold Ramirez has collected 108 base hits, an OBP of .350 and a slugging percentage of .414 this season.
    • David Peralta has been key for Tampa Bay with 102 hits, an OBP of .317 plus a slugging percentage of .427.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fourth in Major League Baseball with 197 home runs.
    • The Astros have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Astros have an OBP of .321 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • The Astros rank third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.3 whiffs per contest.
    • In 74 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 93 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .407 in away games this season with 234 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .241 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has put up a team-best OBP (.407), while pacing the Astros in hits (130).
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alvarez brings a nine-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .432 with six doubles, six home runs, seven walks and 11 RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 37 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks while hitting .267.
    • Bregman’s batting average ranks 47th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 31st in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker has 26 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 55 walks while hitting .262.
    • Jose Altuve paces his team with a .504 slugging percentage.

    Rays vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Rasmussen Garcia
    25 GS 25
    10-5 W-L 12-8
    2.77 ERA 4.04
    126.2 IP 140.1
    28 BB 42
    114 SO 143

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