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    Two of MLB’s best hitters square off when the Cleveland Guardians (83-67) and the Texas Rangers (65-84) meet at 8:05 PM ET on Friday at Globe Life Field. Andres Gimenez has a .301 batting average (10th in MLB) for the favored Guardians (-127), while Nate Lowe ranks eighth in MLB play batting .307 this season for the underdog Rangers (+108). Cleveland has Cody Morris set to start, and Texas counters with Jon Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Guardians vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -127 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 118 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in MLB action.
    • The Guardians’ .253 batting average is eighth-best in the majors.
    • The Guardians rank 13th in baseball with a .315 on-base percentage.
    • Guardians hitters strike out 6.8 times per game, the fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Guardians have hit 73 home runs away from home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Guardians are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .397 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .256.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in total hits (154) this season while batting .277 with 74 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualified batters in baseball, Ramirez ranks 34th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in OBP (.373) this season, fueled by 154 hits.
    • Among qualifiers, Kwan ranks 14th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 100th in slugging percentage.
    • Kwan has picked up a hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .348 with a double, two triples, a home run, four walks and five RBI.
    • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.402) powered by 43 extra-base hits.
    • Rosario has picked up a hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .227 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Gimenez has 138 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .373.
    • Gimenez has hit safely in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .350 with a triple, two walks and four RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 183 home runs.
    • The Rangers rank 15th in MLB with a .242 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .304 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 23rd with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 74 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .408 in 74 home games this season.
    • In 74 home games this season, they have a batting average of .243 while averaging 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has 31 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 50 walks while hitting .254.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Semien’s batting average is 73rd, his on-base percentage ranks 101st, and he is 62nd in slugging.
    • Corey Seager is batting .244 with 22 doubles, a triple, 32 home runs and 57 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Seager ranks 93rd in batting average, 87th in on-base percentage and 38th in slugging percentage.
    • Lowe has totaled 168 hits with a .362 on-base percentage and a .501 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia has 30 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 38 walks while batting .252.

    Guardians vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Morris Gray
    4 GS 21
    0-2 W-L 7-7
    2.30 ERA 3.72
    15.2 IP 111.1
    9 BB 35
    15 SO 125

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