The Tampa Bay Rays (93-60) and Los Angeles Angels (69-83) play on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field, attempting to break a 1-1 series tie.

The probable starters are Zach Eflin (15-8) for the Rays and Griffin Canning (7-7) for the Angels.

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Rays vs. Angels Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
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  • Probable Pitchers: Eflin - TB (15-8, 3.44 ERA) vs Canning - LAA (7-7, 4.42 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zach Eflin

  • The Rays will send Eflin (15-8) to the mound for his 30th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed one hit in seven innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched to a 3.44 ERA this season with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.2 walks per nine across 29 games.
  • In 29 starts this season, he's earned a quality start in 17 of them.
  • Eflin will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • He has finished five appearances without allowing an earned run in 29 chances this season.

Zach Eflin vs. Angels

  • The Angels have scored 700 runs this season, which ranks 15th in MLB. They are batting .245 for the campaign with 220 home runs, third in the league.
  • The Angels have gone 4-for-22 with a home run and an RBI in six innings this season against the right-hander.

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Angels Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Griffin Canning

  • Canning (7-7) takes the mound first for the Angels in his 21st start of the season. He has a 4.42 ERA in 116 2/3 innings pitched, with 127 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent outing on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, the right-hander went six innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.42, with 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 22 games this season. Opponents are batting .250 against him.
  • Canning has recorded seven quality starts this season.
  • Canning will try to extend a five-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he's averaging 5.3 innings per appearance).
  • In two of his 22 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.

Griffin Canning vs. Rays

  • He meets a Rays offense that ranks fourth in the league with 804 total runs scored while batting .258 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .443 slugging percentage (fourth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 217 home runs (fifth in the league).
  • Canning has thrown 3 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out five against the Rays this season.

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