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    The Tampa Bay Rays (86-71) visit the Houston Astros (102-55) on Saturday at 7:20 PM ET. The Rays are moneyline underdogs (+136) against the favored Astros (-161). Houston’s Cristian Javier starts against Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -161 6.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fourth in MLB play with 209 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros are 13th in the majors with a .246 batting average.
    • The Astros’ .319 on-base percentage ranks seventh-best in the league.
    • Astros batters strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-lowest average in baseball.
    • The Astros have hit 111 homers at home this season (1.5 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .447 in home contests.
    • The team is batting .254 with 622 hits (8.2 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 138 hits and an OBP of .408, both of which rank first among Houston hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Alvarez ranks seventh in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alvarez has recorded a base hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .467 with two doubles, four walks and two RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 85 walks while batting .262.
    • Bregman’s batting average ranks 61st among qualified players, his on-base percentage 16th, and his slugging percentage 40th.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston in slugging percentage (.524) powered by 63 extra-base hits.
    • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 138 hits, an OBP of .334 plus a slugging percentage of .481.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays’ 135 home runs rank 25th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Rays rank 15th in MLB with a .241 team batting average.
    • The Rays have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 20th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.
    • In 76 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 64 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .371 in away games this season with 212 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .240 on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz a has .402 on-base percentage to lead the Rays.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, Diaz ranks 14th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Randy Arozarena has racked up 153 hits while slugging .453. Both are team-highs.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Arozarena’s batting average places him 47th, his on-base percentage ranks 64th, and he is 44th in slugging.
    • Harold Ramirez is batting .309 with 24 doubles, six home runs and 19 walks.
    • Isaac Paredes has 16 doubles, 20 home runs and 41 walks while hitting .212.

    Astros vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Javier McClanahan
    24 GS 28
    10-9 W-L 12-7
    2.65 ERA 2.51
    142.2 IP 161.1
    50 BB 37
    187 SO 192

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