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    Raimel Tapia will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when the Toronto Blue Jays (85-67) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (84-68) on Sunday at 1:10 PM ET. The Blue Jays are underdogs (+119) versus the Rays (-141). Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan gets the start against Toronto’s Ross Stripling.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -141 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in baseball with 133 total home runs .
    • The Rays’ .242 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.
    • The Rays are 19th in the league with a .311 on-base percentage.
    • The Rays’ 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per home game this season (71 total at home).
    • The Rays are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .388 in home contests.
    • The team is batting .242 with 624 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Randy Arozarena has 151 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .460, both of which lead Tampa Bay hitters this season.
    • Among the qualified hitters in the majors, Arozarena’s batting average ranks 37th, his on-base percentage ranks 55th, and he is 38th in slugging.
    • Arozarena will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .429 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and eight RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.399) this season, fueled by 136 hits.
    • Among qualifiers, Diaz is 18th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and 72nd in slugging percentage.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .221 with a .472 slugging percentage and 45 RBI this year.
    • Harold Ramirez is batting .308 with a .352 OBP and 55 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Ramirez has hit safely in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .353 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank ninth in Major League Baseball with 184 home runs.
    • No team has a better batting average than the .261 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.
    • In 77 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 92 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • They are slugging .427 in 77 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.4 base hits per game and batting .265 on the road this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has racked up 166 hits, a team-best for the Blue Jays.
    • Including all qualifying players, Guerrero ranks 33rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 43rd and he is 21st in slugging.
    • Bo Bichette’s .472 slugging percentage paces his team.
    • Bichette is 25th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • George Springer has 22 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 52 walks while batting .260.
    • Alejandro Kirk has a .379 OBP to pace his team.

    Rays vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    McClanahan Stripling
    27 GS 22
    12-6 W-L 8-4
    2.36 ERA 3.21
    156.1 IP 123.1
    35 BB 20
    190 SO 105

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