Progressive Field will play host to a Wednesday evening MLB clash between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Guardians. The Rays (85-69) have split their last ten games and trail Toronto by 1.5 games for the top AL Wild Card spot. Last night, Harold Ramirez drove in three runs to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-5 road victory against Cleveland in 11 innings.
Hard-throwing righty Tyler Glasnow will make his first start of the season for the Rays. Glasnow, who has been sidelined while recovering from Tommy John surgery, struck out 123 batters in 88 innings a season ago.
The Cleveland Guardians have won eight of their last ten games and have clinched the AL Central Division title. On Tuesday, Cleveland batters combined to go 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base. All-Star 3B Jose Ramirez collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Guardians (86-68).
The Guardians will turn to talented right-hander Triston McKenzie (11-11 3.04 ERA) on Wednesday. Through 180 plus innings, McKenzie has fanned 180 batters and ranks sixth in the American League with a 0.96 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends
- Rays are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Guardians are 18-3 in their last 21 overall.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Rays last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 5-2 in Guardians last 7 overall.
- Rays are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.