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    The Tampa Bay Rays (20-4) will look to Harold Ramirez, who is riding a 10-game hitting streak, when they play the Houston Astros (13-11) and Mauricio Dubon, who has hit in 19 straight games. The Rays are the moneyline favorite (-141) for this outing against the Astros (+120), which begins at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay’s Calvin Faucher gets the start against Houston’s Hunter Brown.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Astros Betting Information
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    Rays -141

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays have hit a league-leading 48 home runs, averaging 2.0 per game.
    • Tampa Bay’s .282 batting average leads MLB.
    • The Rays have a league-leading .355 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay’s batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the eighth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (29 total in home contests).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .531 with 4.3 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The team is batting .278 with 137 hits (9.1 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.412), slugging percentage (.584) and total hits (31) this season. He has a .348 batting average.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Arozarena is sixth in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Arozarena has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .412 with a double, a triple, a home run, three walks and six RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz is hitting .313 with three doubles, six home runs and 12 walks, while slugging .566 with an on-base percentage of .408.
    • Among qualifying batters, Diaz’s batting average places him 19th, his on-base percentage 16th, and his slugging percentage 16th.
    • Diaz heads into this game looking to extend his seven-game hit streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .385 with two doubles, two home runs, five walks and six RBI.
    • Wander Franco has collected 29 base hits, an OBP of .388 and a slugging percentage of .576 this season.
    • Franco takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .368 with four doubles, four walks and an RBI.
    • Ramirez is batting .371 with a .435 OBP and 11 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Ramirez enters this game on a 10-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .447 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, five walks and seven RBI.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 20th in Major League Baseball with 24 home runs.
    • Houston’s .254 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
    • The Astros have the 11th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.330).
    • Houston ranks 14th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 12 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 11 road contests this season.
    • In 11 road games this season, it is slugging .425 with 37 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .267 with 9.5 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has racked up a team-best .417 on-base percentage. He’s batting .301 and slugging .518.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Tucker ranks 27th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 11th and he is 34th in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez has collected 19 hits to pace his team. He has a batting average of .253 while slugging .533 with an on-base percentage of .374.
    • Alvarez is currently 92nd in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Alex Bregman is hitting .237 with four doubles, three home runs and 18 walks.
    • Jeremy Pena is hitting .229 with seven doubles, four home runs and five walks.

    Rays vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Calvin Faucher (TB) Pitcher Hunter Brown (HOU)
    0 – 0 W/L 2 – 0
    10.2 IP 23.1
    5.91 ERA 3.09
    1.500 WHIP 1.200
    7.6 K/9 9.3
    1.7 BB/9 3.1

    Rays vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Rays: 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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