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    The Oakland Athletics (17-50) will try to keep a five-game win streak alive when they host the Tampa Bay Rays (48-20) on Monday at 9:40 PM ET. The Athletics (+216) are not expected to prolong the streak against the Rays (-266). Tampa Bay has Zach Eflin starting, and Oakland will counter with James Kaprielian.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Monday, June 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Rays vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -266 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.6 home runs per game to rank second in baseball with 112 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay’s .264 batting average is second-best in the majors.
    • The Rays are second in baseball with a .339 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 16th in MLB.
    • The Rays have hit 50 home runs on the road this season (1.7 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .460 with 3.4 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team is batting .266 with 283 hits (9.4 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.486) thanks to 29 extra-base hits. He has a .299 batting average and an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 14th, his on-base percentage ranks 25th, and he is 32nd in slugging.
    • Franco hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .190 with a home run and three RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz has 65 hits and an OBP of .405, both of which lead the Rays this season. He’s batting .313 and slugging .548.
    • His batting average is fifth among qualified players, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage ninth.
    • Randy Arozarena has 65 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .405.
    • Arozarena takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a home run, six walks and two RBI.
    • Josh Lowe is batting .298 with a .342 OBP and 39 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit 65 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .223 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .306 this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.
    • Oakland is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 27 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 31 home contests this season.
    • In 31 home games this season, it is slugging .330 with 68 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .207 with 6.7 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has a .341 slugging percentage, which paces the Athletics. He’s batting .264 with an on-base percentage of .324.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, he is 63rd in batting average, 102nd in on-base percentage and 152nd in slugging percentage.
    • Ruiz enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .217 with a double, a walk and three RBI.
    • Brent Rooker’s 51 hits pace his team. He has a batting average of .262 while slugging .513 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Including all qualifying players, he ranks 69th in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage.
    • Ryan Noda a has .410 on-base percentage to lead the Athletics.
    • Jace Peterson has three doubles, a triple, five home runs and 24 walks while hitting .223.

    Rays vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher James Kaprielian (OAK)
    8 – 1 W/L 1 – 6
    66.2 IP 43.2
    2.97 ERA 7.21
    0.960 WHIP 1.763
    8.9 K/9 8.0
    1.2 BB/9 5.6

    Rays vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10 Day IL (Leg), Calvin Faucher: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zack Littell: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 15 Day IL (Hip), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Josh Fleming: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Athletics: Zach Jackson: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Illness), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist)

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

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