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    Yandy Diaz leads the Tampa Bay Rays (57-30) into a matchup against Nicholas Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies (44-39) on Tuesday at 4:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Diaz is batting .318, the third-best batting average in MLB, for the favored Rays (-142), while Castellanos is fifth in MLB play with a .316 batting average this season for the underdog Phillies (+121). Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin starts against Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Phillies

    • Game Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Phillies Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -142 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Phillies?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are second-best in MLB action with 131 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the third-best batting average in MLB (.264).
    • The Rays rank third in MLB with a .336 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 15th in baseball.
    • The Rays average 1.5 homers per home game this season (68 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay has a .478 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .267 with 381 hits (8.7 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco has an OPS of .802, fueled by an OBP of .343 and a team-best slugging percentage of .459 this season. He has a .283 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying batters in the majors, he ranks 26th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 51st in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .287 with nine doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 45 walks. He’s slugging .488 with an on-base percentage of .398.
    • Among all qualified, he ranks 18th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and 35th in slugging percentage.
    • Diaz has 87 hits and an OBP of .403, both of which lead the Rays this season.
    • Isaac Paredes has 14 home runs, 53 RBI and a batting average of .267 this season.

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies’ 92 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • Philadelphia has a team batting average of .260 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Phillies have an OBP of .324 this season, which ranks 13th in MLB.
    • Philadelphia ranks 18th with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.
    • In 45 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 52 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • In 45 road games this season, it is slugging .429 with 157 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 9.2 base hits per game and batting .259 on the road this season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Castellanos has put up an on-base percentage of .358, a slugging percentage of .516, and has 101 hits, all club-bests for the Phillies (while batting .316).
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is fifth in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 30th and he is 11th in slugging.
    • Castellanos hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .364 with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBI.
    • Kyle Schwarber has 10 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 58 walks while batting .188. He’s slugging .446 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • He is 151st in batting average, 85th in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Alec Bohm is batting .277 with 13 doubles, nine home runs and 17 walks.
    • Bryson Stott has 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 18 walks while hitting .294.

    Rays vs. Phillies Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher Aaron Nola (PHI)
    9 – 3 W/L 7 – 5
    90.1 IP 105.2
    3.29 ERA 4.51
    1.030 WHIP 1.117
    9.1 K/9 8.7
    1.5 BB/9 2.5

    Rays vs. Phillies Injury Updates

    • Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10 Day IL (Leg), Shane McClanahan: 15 Day IL (Back), 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), Isaac Paredes: day-to-day (Rib)
    • Phillies: Seranthony Domínguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Song: 60 Day IL (Back), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)

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

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