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    The Tampa Bay Rays host the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series on Wednesday 3:08 PM ET at Tropicana Field. The Rangers have a 1-0 series lead. Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin and Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:08 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -156 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: ABC

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are sixth-best in baseball with 230 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the third-best batting average in MLB (.260).
    • The Rays rank fourth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.8 times per game to rank 18th in the majors.
    • The Rays have hit 107 home runs at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Tampa Bay is slugging .440 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .255 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.410), slugging percentage (.522) and total hits (173) this season. He has a .330 batting average.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, he ranks fourth in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Isaac Paredes has 24 doubles, 31 home runs and 58 walks. He’s batting .250 and slugging .488 with an on-base percentage of .352.
    • His batting average is 96th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 35th, and his slugging percentage 27th.
    • Paredes takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 141 hits this season and has a slash line of .255/.365/.426.
    • Arozarena heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .313 with three doubles and three walks.
    • Josh Lowe has been key for Tampa Bay with 136 hits, an OBP of .335 plus a slugging percentage of .498.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 233 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Texas’ .263 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .337 this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Texas ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 81 road contests this season.
    • In 81 road games this season, it is slugging .411 with 262 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .252 with 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has a slugging percentage of .478, a team-best for the Rangers. He’s batting .276 with an on-base percentage of .348.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average puts him 28th, his on-base percentage is 39th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Corey Seager’s 155 hits and .388 on-base percentage are both team-highs. He has a batting average of .325 while slugging .621.
    • He is currently fifth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .245 with 29 doubles, 39 home runs and 65 walks.
    • Nate Lowe is hitting .262 with 38 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 93 walks.

    Rays vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Zach Eflin (TB) Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (TEX)
    16 – 8 W/L 12 – 5
    177.2 IP 144
    3.50 ERA 3.63
    1.019 WHIP 1.139
    9.4 K/9 8.3
    1.2 BB/9 2.9

    Rays vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10 Day IL (Knee), Luke Raley: 10 Day IL (Hand), Jason Adam: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Calvin Faucher: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Greg Jones: 60 Day IL (Hamstring)
    • Rangers: Max Scherzer: 15 Day IL (Triceps ), Jon Gray: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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