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    Luis Garcia will attempt to pick up his 15th win of the campaign when his Houston Astros (103-55) host the Tampa Bay Rays (86-72) at Minute Maid Park on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored in the matchup (-169) against the Rays (+144). Garcia starts for Houston while Tampa Bay will counter with Corey Kluber.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -169 7.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are fourth in MLB action with 209 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros have the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.246).
    • The Astros’ .318 on-base percentage is seventh-best in baseball.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-best mark in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.4 homers per home game this season (111 total at home).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .445 at home.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .253 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 138 hits and an OBP of .405, both of which lead Houston hitters this season.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Alvarez’s batting average ranks eighth, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman is hitting .260 with 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 85 walks.
    • Bregman is 65th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging in MLB.
    • Jose Altuve has hit 28 homers with a team-high .525 SLG this season.
    • Kyle Tucker has 29 home runs, 104 RBI and a batting average of .259 this season.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 135 home runs.
    • The Rays have a team batting average of .240 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Rays have an OBP of .309 this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.
    • The Rays rank 19th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 77 road contests this season.
    • In 77 road games this season, they’re slugging .369 with 213 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .239 with 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has put up an on-base percentage of .403, a team-best for the Rays.
    • Diaz ranks 14th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in MLB.
    • Diaz enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .429 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena’s 153 hits and .451 slugging percentage both lead his team.
    • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 52nd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 62nd, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Harold Ramirez has 24 doubles, six home runs and 19 walks while batting .309.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .212 with 16 doubles, 20 home runs and 41 walks.

    Astros vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Garcia Kluber
    27 GS 30
    14-8 W-L 10-9
    3.81 ERA 4.36
    151.1 IP 159.0
    46 BB 20
    153 SO 135

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