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    Brandon Lowe brings a four-game home run streak into the Tampa Bay Rays’ (11-0) matchup against the Boston Red Sox (5-6). The Rays are favored (-123) in this outing against the Red Sox (+103), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Taj Bradley starts for Tampa Bay while Boston will counter with Chris Sale.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -123 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Red Sox?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays have hit a league-leading 29 home runs, averaging 2.6 per game.
    • Tampa Bay’s .283 batting average is fifth-best in MLB.
    • The Tampa Bay Rays lead the league with a .365 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 6.7 times per game, the second-fewest mark in baseball.
    • The Rays average 2.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (20 total in home outings).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .577 with 4.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .281 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.667) thanks to eight extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Franco ranks 53rd in batting average, 94th in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena has an OPS of .943, fueled by an OBP of .408 and a team-best slugging percentage of .535 this season.
    • Among qualified hitters, Arozarena is 35th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage.
    • Lowe leads Tampa Bay with nine hits and an OBP of .472 this season.
    • Lowe enters this game with five games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .389 with a double, four home runs, five walks and 10 RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz is batting .303 with a .425 OBP and seven RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Diaz brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .263 with a home run, four walks and an RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 15 home runs.
    • Boston has a team batting average of .240 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.
    • The Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .323 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the sixth-best strikeout rate (7.5 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In five games on the road this season, they’ve hit seven homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • In five road games this season, it is slugging .390 with 15 hits going for extra bases.
    • In five road games this season, they have a batting average of .213 while averaging 7.0 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has three doubles, four home runs and three walks while hitting .283.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Devers’ batting average places him 85th, his on-base percentage is 102nd, and he is 26th in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .318 with a double, a triple, a home run and three walks.
    • Including all qualified players, Verdugo is 43rd in batting average, 84th in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging percentage.
    • Masataka Yoshida is batting .216 with a double, a home run and seven walks.
    • Justin Turner has a double and eight walks while hitting .205.

    Rays vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Taj Bradley (TB) Pitcher Chris Sale (BOS)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
    0 IP 8
    0.00 ERA 11.25
    0.000 WHIP 2.000
    0 K/9 14.6
    0 BB/9 5.6

    Rays vs. Red Sox Injury Updates

    • Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane Baz: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 15 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Shoulder), Taylor Walls: day-to-day (Elbow)
    • Red Sox: Adam Duvall: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Brayan Bello: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

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