Tropicana Field will see action on Thursday July 6 as the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays finish a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Florida. Following triumphs of 3-1 and 8-4 on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, the Phillies are aiming for a sweep.
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the AL-leading Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 on Wednesday evening extending their road winning run to eleven matches. Taijuan Walker overcame early setbacks to win his 6th straight start. It is the 3rd-longest streak of victories away from home in Phillies history, behind only a twelve-game run that encompassed the 1887 and 1888 seasons and a 13-game run in 1976.
The Rays lost their last 4 matches after a 3-game winning run. They’ll attempt to turn things around by winning on Thursday, which would be their 5th victory in their previous 10 games. Tampa Bay scores 5.56 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .262 places them 4th place. They rank 4th in on-base percentage (.334) and 3rd in slugging percentage (.459).
Shawn Armstrong is scheduled to start in this game for Tampa Bay. He has a record of 0-0, a 1.15 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and 15 strikeouts.
The Phillies have prevailed in 7 of the past 9 matches after a strong week of play. They’ll want to maintain the trend by defeating the Rays, which would be their 8th victory in the previous 11 matches and the series victory. Philadelphia scores 4.52 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .259 places them 9th. They are 9th in slugging percentage (.421) and fourteenth in on-base percentage (.323).
The Phillies will send Cristopher Sanchez to step on the mound, he is sporting a record of 0-2, an ERA of 3.26, a WHIP of 1.14 and 20 strikeouts.
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Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Ray Rays Game Information
- Date: 07/06/2023
- Time: 06:40 PM ET
- Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
- How to Watch: Phillies vs Rays MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV