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    Two of MLB’s top hitters go head-to-head when the Tampa Bay Rays (81-52) and the Miami Marlins (66-66) play at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday at LoanDepot park. Yandy Diaz has a .327 batting average (fourth in MLB) for the favored Rays (-115), while Luis Arraez ranks first in MLB play hitting .350 this season for the underdog Marlins (-104). Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin starts against Miami’s Jesus Luzardo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Miami, Florida
    • Stadium: LoanDepot park
    Rays vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -115 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: BSFL

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.5 home runs per game to rank third in baseball with 194 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.261).
    • The Rays are fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 17th in baseball.
    • The Rays average 1.6 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (101 total in road outings).
    • Tampa Bay has a .455 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.4 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .267 with 610 hits (9.4 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Diaz leads Tampa Bay OPS (.909) this season. He has a .327 batting average, an on-base percentage of .403, and a slugging percentage of .506.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, he ranks fourth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging.
    • Diaz hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .381 with a double, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .262 with 14 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 67 walks, while slugging .438 with an on-base percentage of .372.
    • His batting average is 63rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 14th, and his slugging percentage 72nd.
    • Arozarena brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with a double, a home run, four walks and two RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay with 103 hits. He is batting .259 this season and 47 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Paredes has logged a hit or more in eight games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .326 with three doubles, four home runs, a walk and 13 RBI.
    • Josh Lowe is batting .284 with a .326 OBP and 70 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins have hit just 127 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Miami ranks sixth in MLB with a .258 team batting average.
    • The Marlins have an on-base percentage of .314 this season, which ranks 21st in the league.
    • Miami has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (7.9 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 68 home contests this season.
    • Miami is slugging .407 in 68 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.1 base hits per game and batting .272 as a team at home this season.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Arraez has accumulated a team-high OBP (.392) and slugging percentage (.447). He’s batting .350.
    • He is first in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 64th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Jorge Soler has 21 doubles, 35 home runs and 56 walks while batting .239. He’s slugging .511 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • He is currently 114th in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Josh Bell is batting .242 with 22 doubles, 19 home runs and 53 walks.
    • Bryan De La Cruz has 28 doubles, 16 home runs and 36 walks while batting .256.

    Rays vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher Jesús Luzardo (MIA)
    13 – 8 W/L 9 – 8
    144.1 IP 143.1
    3.55 ERA 3.96
    1.032 WHIP 1.256
    9.2 K/9 10.5
    1.2 BB/9 2.6

    Rays vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Rays: Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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)
    • Marlins: Avisaíl García: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Huascar Brazoban: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Illness), Trevor Rogers: 60 Day IL (Forearm ), Matt Barnes: 60 Day IL (Hip), Jonathan Davis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jorge Soler: day-to-day (Hip)

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

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