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    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. brings a 14-game hitting streak into the Toronto Blue Jays’ (84-65) matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (82-67). The Blue Jays are favored on the moneyline (-135) for this matchup against the Rays (+115), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Thursday at Tropicana Field. Jose Berrios takes the mound first for Toronto, and JT Chargois is Tampa Bay’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Blue Jays vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -135 7

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank 10th in baseball with 180 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Blue Jays’ .262 batting average leads the majors.
    • The Blue Jays’ .327 on-base percentage ranks third-best in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.6 times per game to rank sixth in the league.
    • The Blue Jays have hit 88 homers away from home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Blue Jays are slugging .427 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 9.5 hits per game and is batting .267 on the road this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Guerrero leads Toronto with 165 hits, batting .279 this season with 64 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying batters, Guerrero is 31st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 40th, and he is 19th in slugging.
    • Guerrero has recorded a base hit in 14 games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .302 with three doubles, three home runs, two walks and six RBI.
    • Bo Bichette leads Toronto in slugging percentage (.474) thanks to 66 extra-base hits.
    • Bichette ranks 27th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage and 27th in slugging in MLB.
    • Bichette heads into this matchup looking to extend his three-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .238 with three walks and an RBI.
    • George Springer has 123 hits this season and has a slash line of .261/.340/.454.
    • Springer brings a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .318 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Alejandro Kirk has 129 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .385.
    • Kirk has safely hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with four walks and four RBI.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays have hit 131 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • The Rays have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Rays have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 19th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 77 games at home this season, they’ve hit 69 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 77 home games this season, they’re slugging .386 with 216 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .240 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has an on-base percentage of .399, a team-high for the Rays.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Diaz ranks 19th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and 74th in slugging percentage.
    • Randy Arozarena’s 144 hits and .447 slugging percentage both pace his team.
    • Arozarena ranks 52nd in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage and 54th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Isaac Paredes is hitting .220 with 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 38 walks.
    • Harold Ramirez is hitting .307 with 22 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Berríos Chargois
    29 GS 2
    11-5 W-L 2-0
    4.99 ERA 2.76
    158.2 IP 16.1
    39 BB 4
    136 SO 12

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