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    The AL-leading Tampa Bay Rays (24-6) host the NL-leading Pittsburgh Pirates (20-10) on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays are favored (-213) against the underdog Pirates (+177). Shane McClanahan takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Mitch Keller is Pittsburgh’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -213 7

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays average 2.1 home runs per game and have hit a league-best 62 home runs in total.
    • Tampa Bay’s .280 batting average leads MLB.
    • The Rays have a league-high .352 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 13th in MLB.
    • The Rays have hit 30 homers at home this season (1.8 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .501 at home.
    • The team is batting .265 with 145 hits (8.5 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.570) thanks to 13 extra-base hits. He has a .325 batting average and an on-base percentage of .388.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks ninth, his on-base percentage ranks 24th, and he is 14th in slugging.
    • Arozarena will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .261 with a double, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 30 hits and an OBP of .431 this season. He’s batting .316 and slugging .579.
    • His batting average ranks 14th among qualified players, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 12th.
    • Wander Franco has collected 34 base hits, an OBP of .373 and a slugging percentage of .540 this season.
    • Franco takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .238 with a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Josh Lowe has been key for Tampa Bay with 26 hits, an OBP of .398 plus a slugging percentage of .618.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 34 home runs rank 13th in Major League Baseball.
    • Pittsburgh has a team batting average of .261 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of .342 this season, which ranks third in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.
    • In 17 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 22 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
    • Pittsburgh has a team slugging percentage of .461 in away games this season with 67 extra-base hits.
    • In 17 road games this season, they have a batting average of .266 while averaging 9.3 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has a .585 slugging percentage, which paces the Pirates. He’s batting .330 with an on-base percentage of .372.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, he ranks seventh in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 11th in slugging percentage.
    • Reynolds enters this matchup on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is batting .353 with seven doubles, six walks and six RBI.
    • Andrew McCutchen is batting .247 with five doubles, five home runs and 17 walks. He’s slugging .462 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • He is currently 101st in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage and 62nd in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Carlos Santana is batting .267 with nine doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.
    • Connor Joe’s 25 hits and .392 OBP both lead his team.

    Rays vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Shane McClanahan (TB) Pitcher Mitch Keller (PIT)
    5 – 0 W/L 3 – 0
    34 IP 35.2
    2.12 ERA 3.53
    1.088 WHIP 1.234
    11.1 K/9 10.1
    3.7 BB/9 3.0

    Rays vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Rays: 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), Josh Fleming: day-to-day (Foot), Pete Fairbanks: day-to-day (Undisclosed)
    • Pirates: Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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


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