Tampa Bay Rays VS Miami Marlins

MLB Baseball 06:40 PM ET

Thursday

09/05/2020

FSFL, SUN

Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -235

Over/Under: 7

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The Miami Marlins will skirmish with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:40 P.M, ET. This is the 2nd installment of this 3 game interleague series with the Rays having the advantage with 1 win. The Rays took game 1 with a score of 5-4. Tampa Bay stays at the top of the American League with a record of 27-12, and are 1st in the AL East Division.

The Rays are having a great season, sitting on the number 1 spot in the AL, and won 8 of their last 10 games. The squad won 2 straight games, and made 13 runs in their last 3. The game was all tied up at 1-1 after 3 innings, but 4 runs in the 4th inning made the difference giving the Rays the lead and the win afterwards. Yoshimoto Tsutsugo had 2 hits and 2 runs, with a solo home run in the 2nd. Austin Meadows and Joey Wendle combined for 3 hits and 2 runs in the game. Josh Fleming got the win despite his weak performance allowing 4 earned runs in 5 innings. Willy Adames leads the team in offense with 38 hits on .322 batting average, while Brandon Lowe has 27 runs batted in and 10 homers this season. The Rays are dishing out good offense this season with a team BAA at .245 to get the 15th spot in the league, while their 201 runs scored is in 4th place. The squad has the 7th best bullpen with a team earned run average of 3.73. Blake Snell will start for the Rays in the 2nd game. He is now 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season.

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/5/2020

The Marlins are now on their 2nd straight loss, winning only 2 games in their last 5. The squad only managed 8 runs in their last 3 games. Miami outhit the Rays in game one at 8-6, but didn’t produce enough runs to take the game. They allowed the Rays to get 4 runs in the 4th inning, while Miami only had 2 runs in the 5th to close the gap to 5-4. This would be the last time both teams scored with the Rays picking up the win. Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar both had solo homers in the game. Pablo Lopez got the loss after allowing 5 earned runs in 4 innings. Jonathan Villar has 30 hits for Miami this season, while Jesus Aguilar has 21 hits and 5 homers. Miami has the 10th best bullpen this season, with a 4.18 team ERA, while their batters are 21st in the league with a .235 team BAA. Miami is now 8th in the National League with a 16-17 record, and are 3rd in the NL East Division. Sandy Alcantara will start for the Marlins in game 2.

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays. MLB’s pick for game 2 is the Tampa Bay Rays -235. Snell is having a good year, while Alcantara is reaching the 5 ERA mark with just 9 strikeouts. Tampa Bay clearly has the pitching advantage in this game, and you can also add that the Rays are one of the best teams this season. They lead the American League and have allowed more than 5 runs twice in their last 10 games. Tampa Bay is like a plague to Miami with a 0-9 record, in their last 9 matchups. Looking for the Rays to win game 2 and a potential sweep to a score of 5-1.

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MLB Starting Time: 6:40 P.M ET

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

TV:  FSFL, SUN

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -235

MLB Total: 7

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