Rays vs. Marlins Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays evened their series at the Miami Marlins at a game apiece last night by prevailing in a 16-inning marathon. Will Tampa Bay keep playing well and post a victory in today's series finale?
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Marlins Park at 1:10PM ET
TV: FS-F (MIA)
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Rays score five in 16th to win
The Tampa Bay Rays broke open a 4-4 game with a five-run 16th inning Tuesday night, then held on as Miami threatened in the bottom half of what ended as a 9-6 victory. Matt Duffy finished 2-for-6 with a walk and a run to help pace Tampa Bay. Jake Bauers was 2-for-8 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Wilson Ramos went 2-for-6 with a home run, two walks, two runs and two RBIs. Relief pitcher Vidal Nuno was 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI, while also throwing two scoreless innings of relief to get the win. Daniel Robertson finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, two walks, a run and two RBIs. Angel Hechavarria was 3-for-8 with a double, a run and an RBI. Mallex Smith finished 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Marlins squander opportunities
Miami left 14 runners on base in Tuesday's loss pounding out 15 hits and walking six times. Starlin Castro went 2-for-7 with a walk and a run. Justin Bour was 3-for-6 with a run, while Miguel Rojas was 2-for-5 with a pair of walks. Derek Dietrich came on as a reserve and was 2-for-3 with a walk. Brett Graves allowed five earned runs on six hits with one strikeout and three walks over four innings of work to take the loss in relief as the eighth Marlins pitcher.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 9-2 in their last 11 games overall. Tampa Bay is 3-12 in its last 15 road games.
The Marlins are 7-19 in Urena's last 26 starts. Miami is 11-23 in the last 34 meetings.
These two squads both used a lot of pitcher's last night, but it was more taxing on the Rays bullpen if you look at the innings pitched and pitch counts. Urena has struggled often this season, but he's also showed signs he can be a strong pitcher in any given start. I'm going to go with the Marlins here as Andriese typically doesn't pitch very deep in games and the Rays will have a bunch of tired arms behind him.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI MARLINS