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    The Tampa Bay Rays (82-52) will look to keep a four-game win streak going when they visit the Cleveland Guardians (64-70) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored (-162) over the Guardians (+136). Tyler Glasnow gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay, and Cal Quantrill is Cleveland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Friday, September 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Rays vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -162 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: Apple TV+

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are fourth-best in MLB play with 194 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the fourth-best batting average in MLB (.261).
    • The Rays rank fourth in MLB with a .332 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 19 average in the majors.
    • The Rays average 1.5 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (101 total in road contests).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.4 extra-base hits per game while slugging .451 on the road.
    • The team is batting .265 with 615 hits (9.3 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with 144 hits and an OBP of .403, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .506. He’s batting .327.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 18th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena is hitting .263 with 14 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 68 walks, while slugging .438 with an on-base percentage of .374.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he is 62nd in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Arozarena heads into this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .294 with a double, a home run, four walks and four RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay with 103 hits. He is batting .256 this season and 47 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Josh Lowe is batting .286 with a .328 OBP and 71 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.
    • Lowe takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .400 with a double, a home run and three RBI.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit just 103 homers this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of .248 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Cleveland is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 950 as a team.
    • In 66 games at home this season, they’ve hit 43 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • Cleveland is slugging .373 in 66 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .243 with 8.0 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has a team-high OBP (.350), and paces the Guardians in hits (137). He’s batting .275 and slugging.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, his batting average places him 34th, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is 34th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan’s .379 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .271 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • His batting average ranks 45th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 55th, and he is 118th in slugging.
    • Andres Gimenez has 23 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 29 walks while hitting .232.
    • Will Brennan is hitting .258 with 20 doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.

    Rays vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Tyler Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Cal Quantrill (CLE)
    7 – 4 W/L 2 – 6
    86.2 IP 67
    3.12 ERA 6.45
    1.050 WHIP 1.567
    11.8 K/9 5.1
    2.8 BB/9 3.0

    Rays vs. Guardians 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)
    • Guardians: David Fry: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Naylor: 10 Day IL (Side), Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Michael Kelly: 15 Day IL (Back), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gavin Williams: day-to-day (Knee)

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