The AL Wild Card Series continues on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays play host to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will look to clinch a berth in the ALDS when the game begins at 3:08 PM ET on ABC. Zach Eflin will start for the Rays the Rangers have yet to name a starter.

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Rays vs. Rangers Live Stream, TV Channel and Game Info:

  • Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Time: 3:08 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
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Rays Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank sixth in MLB play with 230 total home runs.
  • Tampa Bay's .445 slugging percentage is fourth-best in MLB.
  • The Rays have the third-best batting average in the majors (.260).
  • Tampa Bay scores the fourth-most runs in baseball (860 total, 5.3 per game).
  • The Rays are fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .332.
  • The Rays' 8.8 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.
  • Tampa Bay's pitching staff ranks fourth in the majors with a collective 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Tampa Bay's 3.87 team ERA ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Rays pitchers combine for the No. 1 WHIP in MLB (1.177).

Rangers Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Rangers' 233 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.
  • Texas ranks third in the majors with a .452 team slugging percentage.
  • The Rangers rank second in MLB with a .263 team batting average.
  • Texas has scored 881 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.
  • The Rangers have an OBP of .337 this season, which ranks third in MLB.
  • The Rangers rank 17th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
  • Texas has an 8.5 K/9 rate this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 22nd in the majors.
  • Texas pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.27 ERA this year, which ranks 17th in MLB.
  • The Rangers rank 12th in MLB with a combined 1.267 WHIP this season.

Rays Probable Starting Pitcher

  • Eflin (16-8) takes the mound for the Rays in his 32nd start of the season. He's put together a 3.50 ERA in 177 2/3 innings pitched, with 186 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Tuesday, Sept. 26, the righty threw five innings against the Boston Red Sox, giving up three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Eflin is looking to collect his 18th quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • Eflin is seeking his ninth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • In five of his appearances this season he did not give up an earned run.

Rangers Probable Starting Pitcher

  • The Rangers' Nathan Eovaldi (12-5) will make his 26th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 3 1/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, giving up seven earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • In 25 starts this season, he's earned a quality start in 11 of them.
  • Eovaldi has made 21 starts of five or more innings in 25 chances this season, and averages 5.8 frames when he pitches.
  • In 25 appearances this season, he has finished eight without allowing an earned run.

Rays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Rays Starter Opponent Starter
9/27/2023 Red Sox W 5-0 Away Tyler Glasnow Brayan Bello
9/29/2023 Blue Jays L 11-4 Away Aaron Civale Yusei Kikuchi
9/30/2023 Blue Jays W 7-5 Away Shawn Armstrong Hyun-Jin Ryu
10/1/2023 Blue Jays W 12-8 Away Jacob Lopez Wes Parsons
10/3/2023 Rangers L 4-0 Home Tyler Glasnow Jordan Montgomery
10/4/2023 Rangers - Home Zach Eflin Nathan Eovaldi

Rangers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Rangers Starter Opponent Starter
9/28/2023 Mariners L 3-2 Away Jordan Montgomery Logan Gilbert
9/29/2023 Mariners L 8-0 Away Nathan Eovaldi Bryan Woo
9/30/2023 Mariners W 6-1 Away Andrew Heaney Luis Castillo
10/1/2023 Mariners L 1-0 Away Dane Dunning George Kirby
10/3/2023 Rays W 4-0 Away Jordan Montgomery Tyler Glasnow
10/4/2023 Rays - Away Nathan Eovaldi Zach Eflin

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