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    The Tampa Bay Rays (82-54) visit the Cleveland Guardians (66-70) on Sunday at Progressive Field, starting at 4:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-142), while the Guardians are +120 underdogs. The Guardians are the spread favorite () with odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Taj Bradley takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Xzavion Curry is Cleveland’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Rays vs Guardians Betting Information
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    Rays -142

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are third in MLB play with 197 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Tampa Bay is fourth in the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Rays are fourth in MLB with a .331 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 18 mark in the majors.
    • The Rays have hit 104 homers away from home this season (1.5 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game while slugging .449 away from home.
    • The team is batting .263 with 630 hits (9.3 per game) on the road this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 145 hits and an OBP of .398 to go with a slugging percentage of .504. All three of those stats are best among Tampa Bay hitters this season. He has a .322 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he ranks fifth in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks seventh, and he is 18th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena is hitting .263 with 15 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 69 walks, while slugging .436 with an on-base percentage of .374.
    • He ranks 65th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging in MLB.
    • Arozarena has picked up a hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .314 with two doubles, two home runs, eight walks and eight RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes has collected 104 base hits, an OBP of .349 and a slugging percentage of .498 this season.
    • Josh Lowe has been key for Tampa Bay with 108 hits, an OBP of .328 plus a slugging percentage of .499.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank last in Major League Baseball with just 104 home runs as a team.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of .248 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have the 24th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.310).
    • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than Cleveland, which has struck out only 7.1 times per game on average.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 68 home contests this season.
    • In 68 home games this season, it is slugging .373 with 186 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.1 base hits per game and batting .245 as a team at home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has racked up 138 hits with a .346 on-base percentage, leading the Guardians in both statistics. He’s batting .272 and slugging .472.
    • He is 44th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage and 39th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Steven Kwan leads his team with a .378 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .272 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 44th, his on-base percentage is 53rd, and he is 120th in slugging.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .231 with 23 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 30 walks.
    • Will Brennan is hitting .262 with 20 doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.

    Rays vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Taj Bradley (TB) Pitcher Xzavion Curry (CLE)
    0 – 0 W/L 3 – 3
    0 IP 79
    0.00 ERA 4.10
    0.000 WHIP 1.278
    0 K/9 6.3
    0 BB/9 2.5

    Rays vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Rays: Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jason Adam: 15 Day IL (Oblique), 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: Josh Naylor: 10 Day IL (Side), Michael Kelly: 15 Day IL (Back), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gavin Williams: day-to-day (Knee)

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


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