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    The Tampa Bay Rays (71-48) will look for a sweep of the Cleveland Guardians (56-62) on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays lead 2-0, and are favored (-191) against the underdog Guardians (+161) in the matchup, which starts at 1:40 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin and Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 13, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -191 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are fourth in MLB play with 173 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
    • Tampa Bay has the 10th-best batting average in the majors (.255).
    • The Rays are ninth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .327.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 16 average in the majors.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per home game this season (85 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .446 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .254.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco has an OPS of .819, fueled by an OBP of .344 and a team-best slugging percentage of .475 this season. He has a .281 batting average.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, he is 25th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage, and 35th in slugging.
    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 124 hits and an OBP of .402, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .513. He’s batting .323.
    • Among all qualified, he ranks fifth in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .256 with a .425 slugging percentage and 68 RBI this year.
    • Isaac Paredes has been key for Tampa Bay with 84 hits, an OBP of .356 plus a slugging percentage of .500.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians’ 85 home runs rank last in MLB this season.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of .249 this season, which ranks 17th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • Cleveland is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 818 as a team.
    • They’ve hit 47 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 59 road contests this season.
    • Cleveland is slugging .377 in 59 road games this season.
    • In 59 road games this season, they have a batting average of .251 while averaging 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Steven Kwan has put up a team-high .382 slugging percentage. He’s batting .271 with an on-base percentage of .341.
    • He ranks 43rd in batting average, 51st in on-base percentage and 117th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Andres Gimenez has 21 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 27 walks while hitting .237. He’s slugging .383 with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average puts him 116th, his on-base percentage is 109th, and he is 114th in slugging.
    • Will Brennan is hitting .252 with 18 doubles, five home runs and 11 walks.
    • Myles Straw is hitting .235 with 15 doubles, three triples, a home run and 34 walks.

    Rays vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher Tanner Bibee (CLE)
    12 – 6 W/L 8 – 2
    129.1 IP 101.2
    3.34 ERA 2.92
    0.974 WHIP 1.220
    9.0 K/9 8.9
    1.2 BB/9 3.1

    Rays vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Rays: Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Francisco Mejía: 10 Day IL (Knee), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 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)
    • Guardians: Tyler Freeman: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), David Fry: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Naylor: 10 Day IL (Side), Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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


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