Rays vs. White Sox: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
On Friday, Yandy Diaz and the Tampa Bay Rays (21-5) take on Andrew Vaughn and the Chicago White Sox (7-19), with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Find out how to watch the Tampa Bay-Chicago matchup below.
When is Rays vs. White Sox and when does it start?
This game between the Rays and White Sox is set to start on Friday, April 28, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 7:10 PM ET.
Where to watch Rays vs. White Sox
The Rays and White Sox will take to the field at Guaranteed Rate Field for this matchup on April 28, and if you’d like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on NBCS-CHI.
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Rays vs. White Sox Game Preview
Shane McClanahan (5.0 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 5 K) earned the win in the Rays’ 14-5 victory over the White Sox yesterday. Brandon Lowe led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBI. Dylan Cease (4.0 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 K) took the loss for the White Sox.
Rays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Rays have won 21 of the 25 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (84%).
The Tampa Bay Rays average two home runs per game and have hit an MLB-best 51 home runs in total.
The Rays have a league-best .515 slugging percentage.
Tampa Bay’s 2.83 team ERA is No. 1 among all league pitching staffs.
The Rays have the lowest WHIP in the majors (1.069).
White Sox Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the White Sox have won three out of the 18 games, or 16.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
Chicago has hit 24 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the majors.
The White Sox are 22nd in MLB with a slugging percentage of .373 this season.
Chicago has pitched to a 5.76 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.
White Sox pitchers have a 1.599 WHIP this season, second-worst in the majors.
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Rays Starter Recent Performance: Zach Eflin
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|vs. Athletics||Apr. 7||6.0||9||3||3||7||0|
|vs. Tigers||Apr. 1||5.0||3||1||1||5||1|
White Sox Starter Recent Performance: Lucas Giolito
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|at Pirates||Apr. 7||4.0||12||7||7||3||0|
|at Astros||Apr. 1||5.0||5||3||2||6||1|
Rays Key Players to Watch
Zach Eflin (3-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rays, his fourth of the season.
The righty’s last appearance was on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox, when he tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing three hits.
The 29-year-old has an ERA of 2.81, with 9 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .242 batting average against him.
Diaz leads Tampa Bay with seven home runs this season. He’s batting .315 with 16 RBI.
Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.323) and runs batted in (24) this season while also slugging five homers.
Wander Franco is slashing .304/.372/.539 this season for the Rays.
White Sox Key Players to Watch
Lucas Giolito (1-2) will take the mound for the White Sox, his sixth start of the season.
The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up four earned runs while allowing five hits.
The 28-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 4.50 and 9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .248.
Vaughn paces the White Sox with 16 runs batted in.
Luis Robert has six doubles, five home runs and four walks while batting .223.
Andrew Benintendi paces the White Sox with a team-best batting average of .283.
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