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    The Tampa Bay Rays (85-55) are looking for continued power from a batter when they match up against the Seattle Mariners (78-61) on Thursday at 6:40 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Brandon Lowe is currently on a two-game home run streak for the underdog Rays (+115) going into this matchup with the favored Mariners (-136). Luis Castillo starts for Seattle while Tampa Bay will counter with Zack Littell.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mariners vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Mariners vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mariners -136 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Mariners vs. the Rays?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Mariners Stats & Trends

    Mariners Batting

    • The Mariners are 10th in baseball with 187 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • Seattle’s .245 batting average ranks 19th in the majors.
    • The Mariners are 13th in baseball with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • Seattle’s batters strike out 9.9 times per game, the 29th-most in MLB.
    • The Mariners average 1.5 home runs per road game this season (105 total on the road).
    • Seattle is slugging .431 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team is batting .250 with 624 hits (8.8 per game) on the road this season.

    Mariners Key Batters

    • Julio Rodriguez leads Seattle with 159 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .490. He’s batting .282 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, he is 17th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage, and 24th in slugging.
    • J.P. Crawford leads Seattle with an OBP of .389 this season while batting .271 with 81 walks and 82 runs scored. He’s slugging .437.
    • He ranks 46th in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 77th in slugging in the majors.
    • Crawford has picked up a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two home runs, two walks and five RBI.
    • Teoscar Hernandez is batting .269 with a .466 slugging percentage and 86 RBI this year.
    • Hernandez takes a 15-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is batting .395 with a double, four home runs, two walks and 11 RBI.
    • Ty France is batting .254 with a .345 OBP and 53 RBI for Seattle this season.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays have hit 202 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Tampa Bay’s .259 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking eighth in MLB.
    • The Rays have an OBP of .331 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • Tampa Bay ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
    • In 71 games at home this season, they’ve hit 97 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • In 71 home games this season, it is slugging .441 with 227 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.2 base hits per game and batting .254 as a team at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has totaled 147 hits with a .400 on-base percentage and a .498 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Rays. He’s batting .320.
    • He is sixth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 19th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Randy Arozarena is hitting .258 with 15 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 70 walks. He’s slugging .425 with an on-base percentage of .367.
    • His batting average is 78th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is 85th in slugging.
    • Isaac Paredes leads the Rays with 106 hits.
    • Josh Lowe is hitting .282 with 24 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 24 walks.

    Mariners vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Luis Castillo (SEA) Pitcher Zack Littell (TB)
    11 – 7 W/L 3 – 4
    169.1 IP 63.1
    3.24 ERA 4.69
    1.039 WHIP 1.263
    9.7 K/9 7.4
    2.1 BB/9 1.1

    Mariners vs. Rays Injury Updates

    • Mariners: Jarred Kelenic: 10 Day IL (Foot), Tom Murphy: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Emerson Hancock: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)
    • 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), Taylor Walls: day-to-day (Groin)

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


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