Yandy Diaz leads the Tampa Bay Rays (35-15) into a matchup against Bo Bichette and the Toronto Blue Jays (26-23) at Tropicana Field, on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. Diaz is at .322, the sixth-best average in the league, while Bichette ranks fifth at .324.

The probable pitchers are Shane McClanahan (7-0) for the Rays and Yusei Kikuchi (5-1) for the Blue Jays.

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Rays vs. Blue Jays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
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  • Probable Pitchers: McClanahan - TB (7-0, 2.05 ERA) vs Kikuchi - TOR (5-1, 4.08 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Shane McClanahan

  • The Rays will send McClanahan (7-0) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, when he allowed six hits in seven scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 2.05, a 2.72 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.193.
  • He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in seven of them.
  • In 10 starts this season, McClanahan has lasted five or more innings nine times, with an average of 5.7 innings per appearance.

Shane McClanahan vs. Blue Jays

  • The Blue Jays are batting .266 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .421 (11th in the league) with 56 home runs.
  • The Blue Jays have gone 4-for-22 with two doubles and an RBI in six innings this season against the left-hander.

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Yusei Kikuchi

  • Kikuchi (5-1 with a 4.08 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Blue Jays, his 10th of the season.
  • His most recent time out came on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles, when the left-hander threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put together a 4.08 ERA and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings across nine games this season, while giving up a batting average of .269 to opposing hitters.
  • Kikuchi is trying to collect his fourth quality start of the year in this game.
  • Kikuchi has put up five starts this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.

Yusei Kikuchi vs. Rays

  • He meets a Rays offense that ranks second in the league with 297 total runs scored while batting .269 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .499 slugging percentage (first in MLB action) and has hit a total of 95 home runs (first in the league).
  • Head-to-head against the Rays this season, Kikuchi has thrown six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out nine.

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