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    The Detroit Tigers (48-60) host the Tampa Bay Rays (66-45) on Friday at 6:40 PM ET. The Tigers are underdogs (+118) against the favored Rays (-138). Tampa Bay’s Zack Littell gets the start against Detroit’s Reese Olson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Friday, August 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Rays vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -138 9

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Tigers?

    • TV Channel: Apple TV+

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are fourth-best in MLB play with 162 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay is 11th in MLB with a .254 batting average.
    • The Rays’ .327 on-base percentage ranks 11th in baseball.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.6 times per game to rank 18th in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.5 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (84 total in road contests).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .445 with 3.4 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .255 with 484 hits (8.8 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay with a slugging percentage of .450, fueled by 42 extra-base hits. He has a .267 batting average and an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 49th, his on-base percentage ranks 67th, and he is 58th in slugging.
    • Franco will look for his seventh straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .231 with a triple, three home runs, five walks and seven RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with an OPS of .904. He has a slash line of .314/.400/.504 this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him fourth, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 19th.
    • Randy Arozarena has collected 96 base hits, an OBP of .361 and a slugging percentage of .435 this season.
    • Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay in total hits (80) this season while batting .256 with 37 extra-base hits.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit just 100 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .231.
    • The Tigers have an on-base percentage of .299 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 45 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 52 home contests this season.
    • Detroit is slugging .372 in 52 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .241 with 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson has accumulated 92 hits with a .401 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Tigers. He’s batting .228 and with an on-base percentage of .307.
    • Including all qualified players in the majors, he is 124th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage and 103rd in slugging percentage.
    • Javier Baez has 12 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 17 walks while batting .226. He’s slugging .328 with an on-base percentage of .264.
    • Including all qualifying players, he is 126th in batting average, 142nd in on-base percentage and 137th in slugging percentage.
    • Zach McKinstry has a team-best .308 on-base percentage.
    • Riley Greene is hitting .306 with 14 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 28 walks.

    Rays vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Zack Littell (TB) Pitcher Reese Olson (DET)
    1 – 2 W/L 1 – 4
    29.2 IP 49.2
    4.85 ERA 4.71
    1.483 WHIP 1.128
    9.1 K/9 8.5
    1.5 BB/9 1.8

    Rays vs. Tigers 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), Luke Raley: day-to-day (Knee)
    • Tigers: Mason Englert: 15 Day IL (Hip), Will Vest: 15 Day IL (Leg), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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

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