Rays vs. Rangers Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 5

The Tampa Bay Rays (44-43) and Texas Rangers (39-48) clash on Friday at 8:05 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Globe Life Field.

The Rays will give the ball to Shane Baz and the Rangers will counter with Michael Lorenzen (4-4, 3.40 ERA).

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Rays vs. Rangers Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Venue: Globe Life Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Baz – TB (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Lorenzen – TEX (4-4, 3.40 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Shane Baz

  • Baz gets the nod for the Rays and will make his first start of the season.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 25-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.

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Rangers Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Michael Lorenzen

  • Lorenzen makes the start for the Rangers, his 15th of the season. He is 4-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 58 strikeouts over 82 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, the righty threw five innings, giving up five earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 32-year-old has a 3.40 ERA and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings during 14 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .214 to opposing batters.
  • Lorenzen is trying to pick up his ninth quality start of the season.
  • Lorenzen is looking for his fifth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.9 frames per start.
  • He has had three appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.

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