How to Watch Rays vs. Pirates: Live Stream or on TV
On Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET, Randy Arozarena and the Tampa Bay Rays (24-6) take on Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-10) at Tropicana Field.
The article below will give you everything you need to know to watch Tampa Bay play Pittsburgh.
When is Rays vs. Pirates and when does it start?
This contest between the Rays and Pirates will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 6:40 PM ET.
Where to watch Rays vs. Pirates
The Rays and Pirates will hit the diamond at Tropicana Field for this matchup on May 3, and if you want to catch the game 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 vs. Pirates Game Preview
The Rays defeated the Pirates 4-1 yesterday, with Colin Poche getting the win (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) and Harold Ramirez leading the way offensively (going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI). Roansy Contreras (5.1 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 K) took the loss for the Pirates.
Rays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Rays have put together a 24-5 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 82.8% of those games).
The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 62 total home runs, averaging 2.1 per game.
The Rays lead the league with a .523 slugging percentage this season, collecting 122 extra-base hits.
Tampa Bay’s 3.03 team ERA is No. 1 among all league pitching staffs.
Pitchers for the Rays combine for the No. 1-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.112).
Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights
The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs 22 times this season and won 13, or 59.1%, of those games.
Pittsburgh has hit 34 homers this season, which ranks 14th in the majors.
Fueled by 107 extra-base hits, the Pirates rank seventh in MLB with a .444 slugging percentage this season.
Pittsburgh has pitched to a 3.62 ERA this season, which ranks eighth in baseball.
The Pirates rank 16th in MLB with a combined 1.315 WHIP this season.
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Rays Starter Recent Performance: Shane McClanahan
|at White Sox||Apr. 27||5.0||5||2||2||5||2|
|vs. White Sox||Apr. 22||6.0||3||2||2||10||1|
|at Blue Jays||Apr. 16||6.0||4||1||1||6||2|
|vs. Red Sox||Apr. 11||5.0||2||1||1||9||4|
|at Nationals||Apr. 5||6.0||5||2||2||6||4|
Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Mitch Keller
|vs. Dodgers||Apr. 27||6.0||5||2||2||10||1|
|vs. Reds||Apr. 21||6.0||4||2||2||5||1|
|at Cardinals||Apr. 16||6.0||7||3||3||3||2|
|vs. Astros||Apr. 11||6.0||6||2||2||7||2|
|at Red Sox||Apr. 5||7.0||4||1||1||7||2|
Rays Key Players to Watch
The Rays are sending Shane McClanahan (5-0) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 34 2/3 innings pitched.
In his most recent outing on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, the left-hander went five innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
The 26-year-old has a 2.12 ERA and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings across six games this season, while allowing a batting average of .189 to his opponents.
Arozarena is batting .325 with seven home runs and 28 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
Yandy Diaz’s seven home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 16 runs this season while slugging .579.
Wander Franco has collected 34 base hits, an OBP of .373 and a slugging percentage of .540 this season.
Pirates Key Players to Watch
Mitch Keller (3-0) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his seventh start of the season.
The right-hander gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched on Thursday in his last outing, a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.53 and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .237 in six games this season.
Reynolds paces the Pirates with 23 runs batted in while accumulating a team-high batting average of .330.
Andrew McCutchen has five doubles, five home runs and 17 walks while batting .247.
Carlos Santana is hitting .267 with nine doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.
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