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    The Tampa Bay Rays (69-46) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (49-65) after Yandy Diaz had a four-hit showing in a 4-2 win over the Cardinals. The Rays are favored (-152) in this matchup with the Cardinals (+130), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday. Tampa Bay has Jalen Beeks set to start, and St. Louis counters with Dakota Hudson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -152 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank fourth-best in MLB action with 167 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay is ninth in MLB with a .256 batting average.
    • The Rays rank eighth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 16th in baseball.
    • The Rays have hit 79 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .446 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .255.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco is hitting .272 with 23 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 40 walks. He has an on-base percentage of .336 while slugging .455.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, he ranks 44th in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage, and 56th in slugging.
    • Franco hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .381 with two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
    • Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 118 hits and an OBP of .403, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .514. He’s batting .322.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average ranks him fourth, his on-base percentage sixth, and his slugging percentage 12th.
    • Diaz has picked up at least one hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .409 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes has collected 83 base hits, an OBP of .362 and a slugging percentage of .508 this season.
    • Randy Arozarena has been key for Tampa Bay with 100 hits, an OBP of .362 plus a slugging percentage of .429.
    • Arozarena enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with three walks and two RBI.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals’ 158 home runs rank sixth in Major League Baseball.
    • St. Louis has a team batting average of .257 this season, which ranks seventh among MLB teams.
    • The Cardinals are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .330.
    • St. Louis ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 78 homers, an average of 1.4 per game, in 56 road contests this season.
    • St. Louis has a team slugging percentage of .422 in away games this season with 177 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .246 with 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado has racked up 118 hits, a team-best for the Cardinals. He’s batting .282 and slugging .513 with an on-base percentage of .330.
    • He ranks 24th in batting average, 77th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Arenado brings a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is hitting .231 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and three RBI.
    • Paul Goldschmidt paces his team with a .451 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .275 with an on-base percentage of .362.
    • He is currently 37th in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Nolan Gorman is batting .245 with 16 doubles, 24 home runs and 41 walks.
    • Lars Nootbaar’s .377 OBP paces his team.

    Rays vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Jalen Beeks (TB) Pitcher Dakota Hudson (STL)
    2 – 3 W/L 2 – 0
    37.1 IP 26.1
    6.27 ERA 4.10
    1.473 WHIP 1.367
    9.6 K/9 6.8
    4.6 BB/9 3.4

    Rays vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Rays: Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Francisco Mejía: 10 Day IL (Knee), Shane McClanahan: 15 Day IL (Forearm), 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 (Back)
    • Cardinals: Brendan Donovan: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler O’Neill: day-to-day (Knee)

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