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    The New York Yankees (62-66) match up with the Tampa Bay Rays (78-52) after DJ LeMahieu homered twice in a 6-2 win over the Rays. The Rays are favored (-187) in this matchup with the Yankees (+157), which starts at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday. Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow and New York’s Clarke Schmidt will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Yankees

    • Game Day: Saturday, August 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Yankees Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -187 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Yankees?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are third in baseball with 190 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
    • Tampa Bay is fourth in the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Rays’ .331 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 18th in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per home game this season (92 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .446 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .256 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay OPS (.910) this season. He has a .326 batting average, an on-base percentage of .403, and a slugging percentage of .507.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks fourth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 17th in slugging.
    • Isaac Paredes has 99 hits, which leads Tampa Bay batters this season. He’s batting .257 with 46 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .512 with an on-base percentage of .358.
    • He ranks 73rd in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging in the majors.
    • Paredes heads into this game looking to extend his five-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .409 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has collected 117 base hits, an OBP of .367 and a slugging percentage of .430 this season.
    • Josh Lowe is batting .278 with a .321 OBP and 68 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The Yankees rank sixth in Major League Baseball with 178 home runs.
    • New York has a team batting average of just .230 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Yankees are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 26th with an OBP of .305.
    • New York ranks 14th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 59 road contests this season.
    • New York has a team slugging percentage of .385 in away games this season with 159 extra-base hits.
    • In 59 road games this season, they have a batting average of .234 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Gleyber Torres has a team-high OBP (.335) and slugging percentage (.444), while leading the Yankees in hits (130, while batting .270).
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 45th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 60th and he is 64th in slugging.
    • Torres heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .364 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
    • Aaron Judge is hitting .274 with 11 doubles, 28 home runs and 58 walks. He’s slugging .641 with an on-base percentage of .403.
    • Anthony Volpe has 15 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 43 walks while batting .217.
    • LeMahieu is batting .245 with 18 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 43 walks.

    Rays vs. Yankees Probable Pitchers

    Tyler Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Clarke Schmidt (NYY)
    6 – 4 W/L 8 – 7
    80.2 IP 123
    3.35 ERA 4.68
    1.091 WHIP 1.341
    12.3 K/9 8.9
    2.8 BB/9 2.6

    Rays vs. Yankees 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)
    • Yankees: Billy McKinney: 10 Day IL (Back), Anthony Rizzo: 10 Day IL (Concussion), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Josh Donaldson: 60 Day IL (Calf), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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