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    The Tampa Bay Rays (94-61) host the Toronto Blue Jays (86-68) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday in a matchup featuring two of the league’s most consistent batters. Yandy Diaz has a batting average of .322 (fifth in the majors) for the favored Rays (-137), while Bo Bichette is ninth in MLB play batting .300 this season for the underdog Blue Jays (+116). Zack Littell takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Hyun-Jin Ryu is Toronto’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -137 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank fourth in baseball with 218 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay’s .257 batting average is sixth-best in the majors.
    • The Rays are fifth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .330.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.8 times per game to rank 20th in the majors.
    • The Rays have hit 103 homers at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .438 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .253 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.402), slugging percentage (.504) and total hits (166) this season. He has a .322 batting average.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks fifth in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .256 with 18 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs and 77 walks. He’s slugging .428 with an on-base percentage of .364.
    • He is 83rd in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Isaac Paredes has 116 hits this season and has a slash line of .251/.353/.488.
    • Josh Lowe has 18 home runs, 75 RBI and a batting average of .281 this season.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays’ 176 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • Toronto has a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 10th among MLB teams.
    • The Blue Jays are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking eighth with an OBP of .328.
    • Toronto ranks eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 99 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 79 road contests this season.
    • Toronto is slugging .428 in 79 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .263 with 9.3 base hits per contest.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a has .342 on-base percentage to lead the Blue Jays. He’s batting .263 while slugging .437.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, he ranks 67th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 73rd in slugging percentage.
    • George Springer has 22 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 58 walks while batting .258. He’s slugging .403 with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average places him 80th, his on-base percentage is 65th, and he is 102nd in slugging.
    • Bichette has a slugging percentage of .466 and has 161 hits, both team-best figures for the Blue Jays.
    • Whit Merrifield is hitting .278 with 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 34 walks.

    Rays vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    Zack Littell (TB) Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (TOR)
    3 – 6 W/L 3 – 3
    83 IP 44.2
    4.12 ERA 2.62
    1.145 WHIP 1.119
    7.3 K/9 7.1
    1 BB/9 2.2

    Rays vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hand), Luke Raley: 10 Day IL (Hand), 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), Greg Jones: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Jason Adam: day-to-day (Oblique), Randy Arozarena: day-to-day (Quadricep), Brandon Lowe: day-to-day (Knee)
    • Blue Jays: Brandon Belt: 10 Day IL (Back), Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Finger), Adam Cimber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Hagen Danner: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Otto Lopez: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Yusei Kikuchi: day-to-day (Trap muscle cramp)

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

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