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    Yandy Diaz leads the Tampa Bay Rays (62-42) into a matchup against Luis Arraez and the Miami Marlins (54-48) on Wednesday at 12:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Diaz is batting .318, the fourth-best batting average in MLB, for the favored Rays (-161), while Arraez ranks first in MLB play with a .375 batting average this season for the underdog Marlins (+138). Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -161 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB action with 150 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay is ninth in the majors with a .256 batting average.
    • The Rays’ .328 on-base percentage is 10th-best in baseball.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 17 mark in baseball.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (78 total in home contests).
    • Tampa Bay has a .449 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .255.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco has 23 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 35 walks while hitting .264. He has an on-base percentage of .328 and a slugging percentage of .432.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 54th, his on-base percentage ranks 77th, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 104 hits and an OBP of .401, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .508. He’s batting .318.
    • Among qualified hitters, his batting average places him fourth, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 16th.
    • Diaz brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 95 hits this season and has a slash line of .266/.368/.448.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .260 with a .362 OBP and 59 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins’ 91 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.
    • Miami ranks fourth in MLB with a .263 team batting average.
    • The Marlins have an on-base percentage of .320 this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
    • Miami is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking eighth with an average of 8.0 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 51 road contests this season.
    • Miami is slugging .388 in 51 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .249 with 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Arraez has put up a .423 on-base percentage and a .469 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Marlins. He’s batting .375.
    • He is first in batting average, first in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Jorge Soler’s 87 hits lead his team. He has a batting average of .243 while slugging .497 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • His batting average is 105th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 59th, and he is 22nd in slugging.
    • Bryan De La Cruz is hitting .272 with 21 doubles, 12 home runs and 27 walks.
    • Jesus Sanchez has 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks while hitting .259.

    Rays vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher Sandy Alcantara (MIA)
    11 – 5 W/L 3 – 9
    112.1 IP 126.1
    3.36 ERA 4.77
    0.988 WHIP 1.290
    9.1 K/9 7.6
    1.3 BB/9 2.6

    Rays vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Rays: Francisco Mejía: 10 Day IL (Knee), Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Groin)
    • Marlins: Jazz Chisholm: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Avisaíl García: 10 Day IL (Back), Andrew Nardi: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Matt Barnes: 15 Day IL (Hip), Trevor Rogers: 60 Day IL (Forearm ), Jonathan Davis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edward Cabrera: day-to-day (Blister)

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


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