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    Raimel Tapia will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Toronto Blue Jays (84-67) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (84-67) on Saturday at 6:10 PM ET. The Blue Jays are underdogs (-105) versus the Rays (-114). Drew Rasmussen gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay, and Alek Manoah is Toronto’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -114 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB play with 133 total home runs .
    • The Rays have the 15th-ranked batting average in the league (.243).
    • The Rays rank 18th in baseball with a .312 on-base percentage.
    • The Rays strike out 8.5 times per game, the No. 18 mark in the league.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (71 total in home outings).
    • The Rays are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .390 at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .242.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.458) and total hits (149) this season.
    • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, Arozarena ranks 38th in batting average, 56th in on-base percentage, and 40th in slugging.
    • Arozarena has picked up at least one hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .333 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.399) this season, fueled by 136 hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Diaz’s batting average places him 18th, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 72nd.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .222 with a .474 slugging percentage and 45 RBI this year.
    • Paredes heads into this matchup with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .222 with a double, a home run, five walks and an RBI.
    • Harold Ramirez has been key for Tampa Bay with 113 hits, an OBP of .350 plus a slugging percentage of .415.
    • Ramirez has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two doubles and a walk.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 183 home runs.
    • No team has a better batting average than the .262 AVG the Blue Jays have posted this season.
    • The Blue Jays are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking third with an OBP of .327.
    • The Blue Jays are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking sixth with an average of 7.7 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 91 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 76 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .428 in 76 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.5 base hits per game and batting .266 on the road this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has collected 166 hits, a team-best for the Blue Jays.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Guerrero is 33rd in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 20th in slugging percentage.
    • Bo Bichette is slugging .475 to pace his team.
    • Including all qualifying players, Bichette is 25th in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage.
    • George Springer has 22 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 52 walks while hitting .262.
    • Alejandro Kirk has a .380 on-base percentage to lead his team.

    Rays vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    Rasmussen Manoah
    26 GS 29
    10-6 W-L 14-7
    2.92 ERA 2.40
    132.2 IP 183.2
    29 BB 47
    117 SO 168

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