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Tampa Bay Rays (38-20)


Tue. 9/22 Wed. 9/23 Fri. 9/25 Sat. 9/26 Sun. 9/27
@ NYM
L 2-5
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@ NYM
W 8-5
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vs. Phi
W 6-4
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vs. Phi
4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT
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vs. Phi
12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT

Phillies need win at Rays to have playoff chance

Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler was acquired by Philadelphia to pitch in big games, and his club's matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday certainly fits that description.

Philadelphia (28-30) will try to keep its slim playoff hopes alive against the American League East champion Rays (38-20) Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the regular-season's penultimate game.

The season will wrap up Sunday in a matinee affair, but all eyes Saturday will be on Wheeler, an offseason acquisition in December after pitching five seasons with the National League East rival New York Mets.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Wendle.285
HR: B. Lowe14
RBI: B. Lowe36
SB: M. Margot12
W: P. Fairbanks5
ERA: T. Glasnow4.08
Saves: N. Anderson6
K: T. Glasnow91
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .237 (21)
Runs: 280 (10)
Hits: 454 (18)
Home Runs: 80 (11)
Stolen Bases: 48 (4)
OBP: .327 (11)
SLG: .428 (14)
Total Bases: 819 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.66 (5)
Runs Allowed: 226 (7)
Saves: 22 (1)
Strikeouts: 539 (6)
OpBA: .237 (13)
OBP: .306 (9)
SLG: .393 (10)
Run Support: 4.94 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/20 S. Gilmartin Sent to Minors
9/20 M. Zunino Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left oblique)
9/18 S. Gilmartin Purchased From Minors
9/18 A. Meadows Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained left oblique)
9/18 C. Reed Transferred to 60-Day IL (Left pinky finger irritation)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18 A. Meadows Strained left oblique (on 10-day IL)
9/13 J. Choi Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/7 C. Reed Left pinky finger irritation (on 60-day IL)
9/1 Y. Díaz Strained right hamstring (on 10-day IL)
8/29 R. Yarbrough Left groin tightness (10-day IL)
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