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  • Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays tips for Friday’s MLB game
  • This will be the second meeting between the two this season
  • The Detroit Tigers won the first series
  • Can the Tampa Bay Rays get out of their slump?
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Fraser Stewart 16 Sep 2021
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Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays Tips 


The Detroit Tigers are hitting form at the right time, and maybe even have their eyes set on second place in the American League Central Division. 
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  • Head to Head
  • Detroit Tigers Form 
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  • Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays FAQs

The Tampa Bay Rays have had a form slump of their own, but are still very well placed in the American League East Division, as they currently sit in first place and have 90 wins for the season - eight clear from second spot.

  • The Detroit Tigers won the previous series against the Tampa Bay Rays this season
  • The Detroit Tigers have the 12th best batting average in the MLB this season with .242
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are ranked third in the MLB for pitching wins
  • The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 203 home runs, ranking them sixth in the MLB

Head to Head

 
These two teams don’t meet that often, in fact the first series between these two this season was their first since 2019.

They have played 32 games since September 2015, with the Tampa Bay Rays winning 15 games compared to Detroit’s 17 victories.

Looking at series wins, the Tampa Bay Rays have won four of the last 10 series. Detroit Tigers have won five with one series ending in a tie. 

Detroit Tigers Form 


The Tigers head into this series full of confidence having beaten the Rays earlier this month, and are also coming off a series win against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

They have lost one series throughout that time with that series defeat coming against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Tampa Bay Rays 


The Rays are suffering a bit of a form slump despite having plenty of breathing space in the AL East Division. 

The Rays have won only one series in their past three, with that win coming against the Boston Red Sox before suffering back-to-back series losses to the Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays FAQs

Where can I watch Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays?

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What time does the Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays start?

The match starts at 9.10am AEST on Friday, September 17.


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Verdict

While the Rays aren’t performing as well as they have been, they still are well placed. They have scored the sixth most  home runs (the Tigers are ranked 20th) and are ranked third in the MLB for pitching wins, plus they have an earned run average(ERA) of 3.80 placing seventh in the MLB (the Tigers have an ERA of 4.37 placing them 18th in the MLB). Rays to get their mojo back.

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