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    The Tampa Bay Rays (20-3) meet the Houston Astros (12-11) after Wander Franco had a four-hit performance in an 8-3 win over the Astros. The Rays are favored (-173) in this matchup with the Astros (+148), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday. Drew Rasmussen starts for Tampa Bay while Houston will counter with Luis Garcia.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -173 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays average 2.1 home runs per game and have hit a league-high 48 home runs in total.
    • Tampa Bay has an MLB-best .287 batting average.
    • The Tampa Bay Rays lead the league with a .360 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay’s hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the eighth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Rays average 2.1 homers per home game this season (29 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .553 with 4.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .285 with 132 hits (9.4 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 30 hits and an OBP of .418, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .600.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Arozarena’s batting average ranks sixth, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Yandy Diaz has three doubles, six home runs and 11 walks while batting .313.
    • Diaz’s batting average is 20th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 19th, and his slugging percentage 15th.
    • Diaz has picked up a hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 games he is batting .350 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and six RBI.
    • Franco is batting .318 with a .580 slugging percentage and 14 RBI this year.
    • Franco has recorded a hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .389 with three doubles, five walks and an RBI.
    • Josh Lowe has four home runs, 16 RBI and a batting average of .333 this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros have hit 24 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • Houston’s .252 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
    • The Astros have an on-base percentage of .329 this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • Houston ranks 14th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 12 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 10 road contests this season.
    • In 10 road games this season, it is slugging .424 with 32 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 10 road games this season, they have a batting average of .264 while averaging 9.4 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has a team-high .418 on-base percentage.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Tucker ranks 36th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Yordan Alvarez has 19 hits to pace his team.
    • Alvarez’s batting average is 95th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 50th, and he is 28th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman has four doubles, three home runs and 17 walks while hitting .247.
    • Jeremy Pena has six doubles, four home runs and four walks while hitting .217.

    Rays vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Drew Rasmussen (TB) Pitcher Luis Garcia (HOU)
    3 – 1 W/L 1 – 2
    22.1 IP 21
    2.01 ERA 5.14
    0.940 WHIP 1.381
    10.5 K/9 10.3
    2.8 BB/9 3.4

    Rays vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Astros: Chas McCormick: 10 Day IL (Back), Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Yordan Alvarez: day-to-day (Neck)

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