How to Watch Rays vs. Athletics: Live Stream or on TV

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Isaac Paredes and the Tampa Bay Rays (26-28) host JJ Bleday and the Oakland Athletics (22-33) on Tuesday, with first pitch at 6:50 PM ET.

The article below will provide you with everything you need to know to watch Tampa Bay take on Oakland.

When is Rays vs. Athletics and when does it start?

This game between the Rays and Athletics is on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Expect to see the opening pitch at 6:50 PM ET.

Where to watch Rays vs. Athletics

The Rays and Athletics will hit the field at Tropicana Field for this matchup on May 28, and if you’d like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on NBCS-CA.

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Rays Stats, Odds & Insights

The Rays have gone 16-18 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 47.1% of those games).

Tampa Bay has hit 43 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in MLB play.

The Rays have the third-lowest slugging percentage in MLB (.354).

Tampa Bay has a 4.38 team ERA that ranks 24th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Pitchers for the Rays combine for the 14th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.262).

Athletics Stats, Odds & Insights

The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 45 times this season and won 15, or 33.3%, of those games.

Oakland’s 68 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.

Fueled by 153 extra-base hits, the Athletics rank 16th in MLB with a .384 slugging percentage this season.

Oakland has the 23rd-ranked ERA (4.37) in the majors this season.

Athletics pitchers have a 1.336 WHIP this season, 25th in the majors.

Rays Starter Recent Performance: Zack Littell

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Red Sox May 21 5.2 3 2 2 7 1
at Red Sox May 16 5.0 7 4 4 3 1
vs. Yankees May 11 5.2 4 2 2 3 2
vs. Mets May 4 6.0 6 1 1 7 0
at White Sox April 28 6.0 8 2 2 6 0

Athletics Starter Recent Performance: Mitch Spence

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Rockies May 22 3.0 5 2 2 4 3
at Royals May 17 4.2 5 1 1 4 1
at Astros May 13 0.2 2 2 2 1 1
at Mariners May 11 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
vs. Marlins May 5 4.2 6 4 4 5 1

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will send Zack Littell (2-2) to the mound for his 11th start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 55 strikeouts through 55 1/3 innings pitched.

The righty’s most recent time out was on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.

The 28-year-old has a 3.42 ERA and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .271 to opposing hitters.

Paredes leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.301), home runs (nine) and runs batted in (29) this season.

Yandy Diaz has collected 52 hits this season and has an OBP of .316. He’s slugging .354 on the year.

Jose Caballero has collected 42 base hits, an OBP of .316 and a slugging percentage of .364 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Mitch Spence will get the start for the Athletics, his third of the season.

The right-hander last pitched on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, throwing three innings and giving up two earned runs.

He has an ERA of 4.09, a batting average against of .250 and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season.

Bleday is hitting .240 with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 21 walks.

Brent Rooker has shown his power as he leads his team with 11 home runs and 34 RBI, with a team-leading .286 batting average.

Abraham Toro is hitting .278 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and nine walks.

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