The AL Wild Card Series begins on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays play host to the Texas Rangers. Action begins at 3:08 PM ET at Tropicana Field, and can be watched on ABC. Tyler Glasnow is starting for the Rays and Jordan Montgomery is expected to start for the Rangers.

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

  • Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • Time: 3:08 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Rays Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank sixth in baseball with 230 total home runs.
  • Tampa Bay ranks fourth in MLB with a .445 slugging percentage.
  • The Rays are third in the majors with a .260 batting average.
  • Tampa Bay is the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB action, averaging 5.3 runs per game (860 total).
  • The Rays' .332 on-base percentage ranks fourth-best in MLB.
  • The Rays strike out 8.8 times per game to rank 18th in baseball.
  • Tampa Bay's pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB with a collective 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Tampa Bay has the fifth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.87).
  • The Rays have the first-lowest WHIP in MLB (1.177).

Rangers Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Rangers have hit 233 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
  • Texas ranks third in the majors with a .452 team slugging percentage.
  • The Rangers' .263 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.
  • Texas has scored 881 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.
  • The Rangers are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking third with an OBP of .337.
  • The Rangers rank 17th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
  • Texas averages the 22nd-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.5) in the majors this season.
  • 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

  • Glasnow (10-7) gets the starting nod for the Rays in his 22nd start of the season. He's put together a 3.60 ERA in 120 2/3 innings pitched, with 162 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw five scoreless innings while allowing two hits.
  • Glasnow is looking to pick up his 10th quality start of the year.
  • Glasnow is seeking his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 frames per appearance on the mound.
  • In two of his 21 total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.

Rangers Probable Starting Pitcher

  • The Rangers will hand the ball to Montgomery (10-11) for his 33rd start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Friday, when he threw six innings against the Seattle Mariners, giving up one earned run while allowing five hits.
  • He's looking to extend his four-game quality start streak.
  • Montgomery has pitched five or more innings in five straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has seven appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 32 chances this season.

Rays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Rays Starter Opponent Starter
9/26/2023 Red Sox W 9-7 Away Zach Eflin Tanner Houck
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 - 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
9/27/2023 Angels W 5-0 Away Dane Dunning Griffin Canning
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 - Away Jordan Montgomery Tyler Glasnow
10/4/2023 Rays - Away Nathan Eovaldi Zach Eflin

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