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    The Cleveland Guardians (10-9) and the Miami Marlins (10-9) square off on Friday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET at Progressive Field. Zach Plesac gets the starting nod for Cleveland, and Braxton Garrett is Miami’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Guardians vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -150 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (10).
    • Cleveland has the 22nd-ranked batting average in the majors (.231).
    • The Guardians’ .319 on-base percentage ranks 18th in baseball.
    • Cleveland’s hitters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Guardians average 0.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (one total in home contests).
    • Cleveland has a .312 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 7.0 hits per game and is batting .211 at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 20 hits and an OBP of .396 to go with a slugging percentage of .459. All three of those stats lead Cleveland hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 76th, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is 71st in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan is batting .247 with two doubles, a triple and 15 walks.
    • Kwan’s batting average ranks 103rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 65th, and his slugging percentage 163rd.
    • Andres Gimenez has hit one homer with a team-high .389 SLG this season.
    • Myles Straw has no home runs, but six RBI and a batting average of .290 this season.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins rank 19th in Major League Baseball with 18 home runs.
    • Miami’s .249 batting average ranks 14th in the majors this season.
    • The Marlins have an OBP of .305 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • Miami ranks 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit eight homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in six road contests this season.
    • Miami is slugging .422 in six road games this season.
    • In six road games this season, they have a batting average of .251 while averaging 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez has racked up an on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of .578. Both lead the Marlins.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Arraez ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .278 with two walks and two RBI.
    • Jorge Soler has collected 16 hits to pace his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Soler ranks 82nd in batting average, 78th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging percentage.
    • Garrett Cooper is batting .313 with a double, a triple, three home runs and three walks.
    • Jazz Chisholm is batting .235 with a double, a triple, three home runs and six walks.

    Guardians vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Zach Plesac (CLE) Pitcher Braxton Garrett (MIA)
    1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
    13 IP 13.1
    6.92 ERA 3.38
    1.615 WHIP 1.575
    5.5 K/9 8.8
    1.4 BB/9 1.4

    Guardians vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Marlins: Joey Wendle: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Biceps), JT Chargois: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Tommy Nance: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Steven Okert: 15 Day IL (Adductor), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nic Enright: 60 Day IL (Illness), Trevor Rogers: day-to-day (Forearm )

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Guardians and Marlins (Last 10 Games)

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