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    The Tampa Bay Rays (83-54) and the Boston Red Sox (71-66) meet on Monday at 4:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-130) against the underdog Red Sox (+110). Tampa Bay’s Aaron Civale and Boston’s Brayan Bello will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Monday, September 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -130 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Red Sox?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 198 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay is fourth in MLB with a .261 batting average.
    • The Rays rank fourth in baseball with a .332 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 17th in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (93 total in home outings).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .444 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .256 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.398), slugging percentage (.502) and total hits (146) this season. He has a .322 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, he is fifth in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage, and 19th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his third straight game with a hit in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .227 with a double, a home run, two walks and an RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 15 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 69 walks. He’s batting .262 and slugging .434 with an on-base percentage of .372.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he is 69th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging percentage.
    • Arozarena brings a seven-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is batting .270 with two doubles, two home runs, six walks and seven RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes has collected 105 base hits, an OBP of .348 and a slugging percentage of .494 this season.
    • Paredes has picked up a hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .167 with a home run and five RBI.
    • Josh Lowe has 18 home runs, 71 RBI and a batting average of .284 this season.
    • Lowe heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .375 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox’s 163 home runs rank 15th in Major League Baseball.
    • Boston has a team batting average of .264 this season, which ranks third among MLB teams.
    • The Red Sox have an OBP of .330 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the eighth-best strikeout rate (8.1 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 68 road contests this season.
    • Boston is slugging .415 in 68 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.5 base hits per game and batting .245 on the road this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Justin Turner is batting .285 with 27 doubles, 22 home runs and 45 walks. He’s slugging .481 with an on-base percentage of .355.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 16th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 34th in slugging percentage.
    • Rafael Devers’ 133 hits pace his team. He has a batting average of .268 while slugging .506 with an on-base percentage of .341.
    • He is currently 55th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 16th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Masataka Yoshida has a .462 slugging percentage, which leads the Red Sox.
    • Alex Verdugo has 34 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 42 walks while batting .276.

    Rays vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Civale (TB) Pitcher Brayan Bello (BOS)
    7 – 3 W/L 10 – 8
    102.1 IP 131
    2.64 ERA 3.57
    1.114 WHIP 1.282
    7.3 K/9 7.3
    2.1 BB/9 2.5

    Rays vs. Red Sox 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)
    • Red Sox: Jarren Duran: 10 Day IL (Toe), Pablo Reyes: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Hip), Corey Kluber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kaleb Ort: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee), Alex Verdugo: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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