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    The Cleveland Guardians square off against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of the AL Wild Card Series on Friday 12:07 PM ET at Progressive Field. Cleveland’s Shane Bieber gets the start against Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:07 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Rays Betting Information
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    Guardians -120 6

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 127 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in baseball.
    • The Guardians rank seventh in the majors with a .253 batting average.
    • The Guardians rank 11th in the league with an on-base percentage of .316.
    • The Guardians strike out 6.9 times per game, the least Ks in baseball.
    • The Guardians have hit 50 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Guardians are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game while slugging .365 at home.
    • The team is batting .252 with 678 hits (8.4 per game) at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 167 hits, which is tops among Cleveland hitters this season, while batting .278 with 78 extra-base hits.
    • Ramirez ranks 29th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging among qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Ramirez will look for his sixth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .429 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in OBP (.373) this season, fueled by 168 hits.
    • Among all qualified, Kwan ranks 11th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging percentage.
    • Amed Rosario has hit 11 homers with a team-high .403 SLG this season.
    • Rosario has recorded a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .300 with an RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez has 17 home runs, 69 RBI and a batting average of .295 this season.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays have hit 139 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 17th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Rays have an OBP of .308 this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.
    • The Rays rank 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 81 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .368 in away games this season with 223 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.2 base hits per game and batting .237 on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has put up an on-base percentage of .401, a team-best for the Rays.
    • Diaz ranks 15th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Randy Arozarena leads his team with 154 hits and has a club-best .445 slugging percentage.
    • Arozarena’s batting average is 55th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 62nd, and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Harold Ramirez is hitting .300 with 24 doubles, six home runs and 19 walks.
    • Isaac Paredes is hitting .205 with 16 doubles, 20 home runs and 44 walks.

    Guardians vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Bieber McClanahan
    31 GS 29
    13-8 W-L 12-8
    2.88 ERA 2.54
    200.0 IP 166.1
    36 BB 38
    198 SO 194

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