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    The Tampa Bay Rays (58-35) and the Kansas City Royals (26-65) meet on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-303) against the underdog Royals (+240). Tyler Glasnow starts for Tampa Bay while Kansas City will counter with Alec Marsh.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, July 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Rays vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -303 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are third in baseball with 137 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
    • Tampa Bay has the sixth-best batting average in MLB (.259).
    • The Rays’ .331 on-base percentage ranks fifth-best in MLB.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 18th in the majors.
    • The Rays average 1.5 homers per game when playing on the road this season (63 total in road outings).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .445 with 3.4 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .260 with 392 hits (9.1 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco is hitting .278 with 21 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 30 walks. He has an on-base percentage of .338 and a slugging percentage of .459.
    • Among the qualifying batters in the majors, his batting average ranks 35th, his on-base percentage ranks 61st, and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 96 hits and an OBP of .408, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .515. He’s batting .323.
    • He is third in batting average, third in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging in MLB.
    • Diaz takes a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .474 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .279 with a .467 slugging percentage and 58 RBI this year.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .265 with a .370 OBP and 56 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 78 home runs as a team.
    • Kansas City’s .232 batting average ranks 24th in the majors this season.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .295 this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 44 home contests this season.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .383 in home games this season with 120 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .239 with eight base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a team-high OBP (.300) and slugging percentage (.442), and paces the Royals in hits (93, while batting .257).
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 77th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 126th and he is 63rd in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. heads into this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .300 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .246 with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 12 walks. He’s slugging .435 with an on-base percentage of .289.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 101st in batting average, 139th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Maikel Garcia has 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .284.
    • MJ Melendez is batting .206 with 17 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 35 walks.

    Rays vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Tyler Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Alec Marsh (KC)
    2 – 3 W/L 0 – 2
    41.2 IP 9
    4.10 ERA 7.00
    1.224 WHIP 1.778
    13.8 K/9 10
    3.5 BB/9 7

    Rays vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Rays: 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), Tyler Glasnow: day-to-day (Cramping)
    • Royals: Edward Olivares: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Zack Greinke: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Staumont: 15 Day IL (Neck), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt Beaty: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

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

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