Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9-17-22

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Texas Rangers (62-81) will slug it out with Tampa Bay (80-63) in Game 2 of 3 of the AL Inter-Division at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 6:10 PM ET.


Texas is in 3rd place at 62-81 in the American League West Division with a .434 team percentage and 31.5 outings behind first place after gaining 643 runs but losing 660 for a -17 run difference this year.


The Rangers look for a back-to-back win in coming to this match-up after winning the series opener over the Rays at 4-3 on Friday.


Second Baseman Marcus Semien scored one run on two hits for Texas while starter Martin Perez gave up 9 hits, 3 earned runs, and one BB but struck out 3 Tampa Bay hitters in pitching for 5.1 frames in the match.


First Baseman Nathaniel Lowe averages .309 in leading the Rangers’ batting unit with a team-high 162 hits and an on-base percentage of .363 for the year.


Shortstop Corey Seager led his team with 30 home runs while Right Fielder Adolis Garcia pitched in a team-leading 92 RBIs this season.


The Texas ball club will appoint righty Jon Gray (7-6, 3.79 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 121 Ks) to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start versus Tampa Bay on Saturday.


The right-handed thrower has given away 90 hits, 34 BBs, and 12 homers in 107.0 innings of work in the majors.


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Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/17/2022


The Tampa Bay Rays took 3rd place at 80-63 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .559 and 7 outings behind first place after tallying 606 runs while surrendering 538 for a run difference of +68 throughout the season.


The Rays will try to get back in facing the Rangers on Saturday after losing game 1 at 3-4 on Friday.


Second Baseman Taylor Walls scored two runs on one hit in leading the offense for Tampa Bay while SP Cory Kluber gave up 9 hits and 4 earned runs but fanned out 6 batters of the Rangers in pitching for 5.2 frames in the majors this season.


Third Baseman Yandy Diaz batted .294 in leading the batting unit of the Rays with a team-leading OBP of .402 for the season.


Left Fielder Randy Arozarena knocked 19 balls outside the park, hit 79 RBIs, and made a total of 142 hits for Tampa Bay.


Righty Shawn Armstrong (2-2, 4.79 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 57 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Rays against the Texas Rangers on Saturday.


The right-handed thrower relinquished 61 hits, 14 free bases, and 7 homers in pitching for 53.2 frames in pro baseball this season.        


Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -147. The Rays are the stronger team here and they will take control of this match at home on Saturday with a 47-24 record while the Rangers struggled on the road after losing 40 of their last 72 road contests.


Tampa Bay is sporting a team ERA of 3.35 while Texas has 4.22 throughout the campaign. The Rays will win this game with the home crowd support at their back. The prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 4-1.   


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Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:10 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL 


Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022                  




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -147          


MLB Totals: 6.5


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