The Texas Rangers, including Leody Taveras (.206 batting average in his past 10 games), take on starter Zach Eflin and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Wednesday at 3:08 PM ET. The Rangers have a 1-0 series lead going into Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series.

He racked up two hits (going 2-for-5) in his most recent appearance against the Rays.

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Leody Taveras Game Info & Props vs. the Rays

  • Game Day: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:08 PM ET
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Rays Starter: Zach Eflin
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Home Runs Prop: Over/under 0.5 home runs (Over odds: +625)
  • RBI Prop: Over/under 0.5 RBI (Over odds: +240)
  • Runs Prop: Over/under 0.5 runs (Over odds: +175)

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Leody Taveras At The Plate

  • Taveras has 31 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 35 walks while hitting .268.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks 48th, his on-base percentage ranks 107th, and he is 83rd in the league in slugging.
  • In 92 of 144 games this year (63.9%) Taveras has picked up a hit, and in 38 of those games he had more than one (26.4%).
  • He has homered in 13 games this year (9.0%), leaving the park in 2.5% of his trips to the dish.
  • In 44 games this season (30.6%), Taveras has picked up an RBI, and in 15 of those games (10.4%) he had more than one. He has also driven home three or more of his team's runs in seven contests.
  • He has scored in 52 of 144 games this year, and more than once 14 times.

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Leody Taveras Home/Away Batting Splits

Home Away
68 GP 75
.285 AVG .253
.333 OBP .296
.456 SLG .392
23 XBH 25
9 HR 5
37 RBI 30
59/17 K/BB 58/18
8 SB 6

Rays Pitching Rankings

  • The Rays pitching staff is fourth in MLB with a collective 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Rays have a 3.87 team ERA that ranks fifth among all league pitching staffs.
  • Rays pitchers combine to give up 177 home runs (1.1 per game), the fourth-fewest in the league.
  • The Rays will send Eflin (16-8) out to make his 32nd start of the season. He is 16-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 186 strikeouts through 177 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Tuesday, Sept. 26 against the Boston Red Sox, when the right-hander went five innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 29-year-old's 3.50 ERA ranks 17th, 1.019 WHIP ranks second, and 9.4 K/9 ranks 17th.
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