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    The Tampa Bay Rays (15-3) take on the Cincinnati Reds (7-10) after Francisco Mejia had a four-hit showing in a 10-0 win over the Reds. The Rays are favored (-206) in this matchup with the Reds (+172), which starts at 12:35 PM ET on Wednesday. Drew Rasmussen starts for Tampa Bay while Cincinnati will counter with Levi Stoudt.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Rays vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -206 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays average 2.3 home runs per game and have hit a league-high 41 home runs in total.
    • Tampa Bay’s .286 batting average is second-best in the majors.
    • The Tampa Bay Rays lead the league with a .358 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 7.7 times per game, the eighth-best mark in baseball.
    • The Rays average 2.3 home runs per road game this season (18 total on the road).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .514 with 3.6 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 10.3 hits per game and is batting .285 on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco has an OPS of .938, fueled by an OBP of .363 and a team-best slugging percentage of .575 this season.
    • Among qualified hitters, Franco is 46th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 75th, and he is 22nd in slugging.
    • Yandy Diaz is hitting .259 with two doubles, five home runs and 10 walks.
    • Diaz is 90th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Randy Arozarena has collected 21 base hits, an OBP of .373 and a slugging percentage of .537 this season.
    • Arozarena has recorded at least one base hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Brandon Lowe leads Tampa Bay with 13 hits and an OBP of .411 this season.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit 15 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • Cincinnati’s .245 batting average ranks 15th in the majors this season.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .330 this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
    • Cincinnati ranks 24th in strikeouts per game (9.4) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 11 home contests this season.
    • Cincinnati has a team slugging percentage of .422 in home games this season with 32 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .254 with 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Jonathan India has racked up a slugging percentage of .450, a team-high for the Reds.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, India ranks 47th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging percentage.
    • Spencer Steer has racked up 16 hits with a .424 on-base percentage to lead his team in both.
    • Steer’s batting average is 28th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 16th, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • TJ Friedl has racked up a slugging percentage of .508, a team-high for the Reds.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .244 with two doubles, a home run and 10 walks.

    Rays vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Drew Rasmussen (TB) Pitcher Levi Stoudt (CIN)
    2 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
    17.1 IP 0
    2.60 ERA 0.00
    0.865 WHIP 0.000
    9.9 K/9 0
    2.1 BB/9 0

    Rays vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Jeffrey Springs: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 15 Day IL (Back), Luke Weaver: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Steer: day-to-day (Knee), Hunter Greene: day-to-day (Shin)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rays and Reds (Last 10 Games)


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