How to Watch Rays vs. Pirates: Live Stream or on TV
In a series opener on Tuesday, Javy Guerra will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays (23-6) against Roansy Contreras and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-9), with first pitch scheduled for 6:40 PM ET at Tropicana Field.
Keep scrolling to find out all the details on how to watch Tampa Bay square off against Pittsburgh live.
When is Rays vs. Pirates and when does it start?
This matchup between the Rays and Pirates will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 6:40 PM ET.
Where to watch Rays vs. Pirates
The Rays and Pirates will take to the diamond at Tropicana Field for this matchup on May 2, and if you would like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on BSSUN.
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Rays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Rays have gone 23-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 82.1% of those games).
The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 61 total home runs, averaging 2.1 per game.
The Rays have a league-leading .527 slugging percentage.
Tampa Bay has the top team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.10).
The Rays have the lowest WHIP in MLB (1.108).
Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 21 times and won 13, or 61.9%, of those games.
Pittsburgh’s 34 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.
Fueled by 104 extra-base hits, the Pirates rank third in MLB with a .449 slugging percentage this season.
Pittsburgh has the seventh-best ERA (3.59) in the majors this season.
The Pirates have a combined WHIP of 1.305 as a pitching staff, which ranks 16th in MLB.
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Rays Starter Recent Performance: Javy Guerra
|vs. Red Sox||Apr. 23||1.2||4||5||5||2||3|
|at Padres||Apr. 15||0.1||0||1||0||0||3|
|at Diamondbacks||Apr. 12||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|at Diamondbacks||Apr. 10||1.0||2||0||0||0||0|
|vs. Cardinals||Apr. 8||2.0||1||0||0||2||1|
Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Roansy Contreras
|vs. Dodgers||Apr. 26||6.0||2||0||0||5||2|
|vs. Reds||Apr. 20||6.2||5||1||1||8||2|
|at Cardinals||Apr. 15||6.0||6||2||2||6||3|
|vs. Astros||Apr. 10||3.1||9||7||7||3||4|
|at Red Sox||Apr. 4||5.2||3||1||1||2||1|
Rays Key Players to Watch
Guerra will start for the Rays, his first of the season.
The 27-year-old right-hander has appeared out of the bullpen eight times this season.
Opposing hitters have a collective batting average of .303 against him this season. He has a 7.56 ERA and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings over his eight appearances.
Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with seven, runs batted in with 28 and his batting average of .327 is also best on his team.
Yandy Diaz’s seven home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 16 runs this season while slugging .585.
Wander Franco has 33 hits this season and a slash line of .300/.369/.545.
Pirates Key Players to Watch
Contreras (3-1) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his sixth start of the season.
The right-hander allowed two hits in six scoreless innings pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 3.58 and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .248.
Bryan Reynolds has a team-high batting average of .320 while leading the Pirates in runs batted in (23).
Andrew McCutchen is hitting .256 with five doubles, five home runs and 15 walks.
Carlos Santana is batting .276 with nine doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.
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