Rays take on the Rangers in first of 3-game series

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Rays take on the Rangers in first of 3-game series

Texas Rangers (2-1) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (2-2)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Monday, 6:50 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Dane Dunning (0-0); Rays: Ryan Pepiot (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rays -121, Rangers +102; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays host the Texas Rangers on Monday to open a three-game series.

Tampa Bay had a 99-63 record overall and a 53-28 record in home games last season. The Rays pitching staff had a collective 3.86 ERA while averaging 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2023 season.

Texas went 90-72 overall and 40-41 on the road a season ago. The Rangers averaged 9.1 hits per game in the 2023 season with 3.6 extra base hits per game.

INJURIES: Rays: Josh Lowe: 10-Day IL (hip), Jonny Deluca: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Aranda: 10-Day IL (finger), Taylor Walls: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Taj Bradley: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Rangers: Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Mahle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 15-Day IL (lat), Nate Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (neck), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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