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    The Cleveland Guardians and the Tampa Bay Rays take the field for Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series on Saturday 12:07 PM ET at Progressive Field. The Guardians have a 1-0 series lead. Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie and Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:07 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -114 6

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (127).
    • The Guardians’ .253 batting average is seventh-best in the majors.
    • The Guardians rank 11th in baseball with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • The Guardians strike out the least in baseball, averaging 6.9 per game.
    • The Guardians have hit 50 homers at home this season (0.6 per game).
    • The Guardians have a .365 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .252 with 678 hits (8.4 per game) at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 167 hits, batting .278 this season with 78 extra-base hits.
    • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 29th, his on-base percentage ranks 29th, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Ramirez has picked up at least one hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is batting .326 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, two walks and 11 RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in OBP (.373) this season, fueled by 168 hits.
    • Kwan is 11th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.403) powered by 46 extra-base hits.
    • Rosario enters this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .350 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 rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 139 home runs.
    • The Rays rank 17th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Rays have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 19th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 81 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .368 in 81 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .237 with 8.2 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz a has .401 on-base percentage to lead the Rays.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 15th, his on-base percentage is fifth, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena’s 154 hits and .445 slugging percentage both pace his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Arozarena’s batting average places him 55th, 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

    McKenzie Glasnow
    30 GS 2
    11-11 W-L 0-0
    2.96 ERA 1.35
    191.1 IP 6.2
    44 BB 2
    190 SO 10

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