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    The Tampa Bay Rays (76-51) and the Colorado Rockies (48-77) meet on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-277) against the underdog Rockies (+224). Aaron Civale takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Austin Gomber is Colorado’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rockies

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rockies Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -277 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Rockies?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 184 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.261).
    • The Rays rank fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 17th in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per home game this season (86 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game while slugging .446 in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .257.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 138 hits and an OBP of .404 to go with a slugging percentage of .506. All three of those stats lead Tampa Bay hitters this season. He has a .328 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 17th in slugging.
    • Diaz hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .440 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .261 with 13 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 63 walks, while slugging .430 with an on-base percentage of .369.
    • His batting average ranks 66th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 17th, and his slugging percentage 80th.
    • Arozarena heads into this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with a double, a home run, five walks and four RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .257 with a .503 slugging percentage and 78 RBI this year.
    • Paredes takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .417 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI.
    • Josh Lowe has 16 home runs, 66 RBI and a batting average of .279 this season.
    • Lowe brings a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .381 with a double, two home runs, a walk and eight RBI.

    Rockies Stats & Trends

    Rockies Batting

    • The Rockies’ 127 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
    • Colorado has a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
    • The Rockies have an on-base percentage of .311 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Colorado ranks just 27th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.
    • In 64 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 60 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Colorado is slugging .365 in 64 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Rockies Key Batters

    • Ryan McMahon has racked up a team-high OBP (.335), and leads the Rockies in hits (112). He’s batting .252 and slugging.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, he is 88th in batting average, 60th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
    • McMahon takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ezequiel Tovar is slugging .430 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .259 with an on-base percentage of .297.
    • He is 71st in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 80th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Jurickson Profar is batting .239 with 25 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 44 walks.
    • Elias Diaz is hitting .266 with 19 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 29 walks.

    Rays vs. Rockies Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Civale (TB) Pitcher Austin Gomber (COL)
    6 – 3 W/L 9 – 9
    92.1 IP 130.1
    2.44 ERA 5.52
    1.116 WHIP 1.473
    6.7 K/9 5.7
    2.3 BB/9 2.7

    Rays vs. Rockies Injury Updates

    • Rays: Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Kevin Kelly: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), 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)
    • Rockies: Kris Bryant: 10 Day IL (Finger), Matt Carasiti: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chase Anderson: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Feltner: 60 Day IL (Skull), Antonio Senzatela: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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

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