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Will the Rays punch their ticket to the World Series tonight?

League Championship - Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - Game Three Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays will look to punch their ticket for the World Series for just the second time in franchise history as they will take on the Houston Astros in game four of the American League Championship Series.

The Rays defense and pitching, combined with taking advantage of Astros mistakes, has led them to a 3-0 lead over Houston in the best of seven series.

Going for Tampa Bay tonight will be Tyler Glasnow, whose last appearance against the Astros came under vastly different circumstances — game five of the 2019 ALDS. He’ll be opposed by the wily 17 year veteran, Zack Greinke.

During the regular season, Greinke started 12 games for the Astros, finishing the season with a 4.03 ERA / 2.80 FIP over 67 innings pitched, providing the usual statistics that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from him. Thus far in the postseason, Greinke has allowed five runs on seven hits over 8 23 innings pitched.

He’s faced nearly an even amount and right-handed and left-handed hitters this season, with righties absolutely clobbering him (.305/.319/.527) over 135 trips to the plate, compared to lefties (.206/.246/.282) over 138 plate appearances.

Starting Lineup

  1. Manuel Margot, CF
  2. Austin Meadows, RF
  3. Randy Arozarena, LF
  4. Ji-Man Choi, 1B
  5. Mike Brosseau, 2B
  6. Joey Wendle, 3B
  7. Willy Adames, SS
  8. Yoshi Tsutsugo, DH
  9. Mike Zunino, C

Tyler Glasnow, SP

Bench

  • Kevin Kiermaier, OF
  • Hunter Renfroe, OF
  • Brandon Lowe, 2B
  • Michael Perez, C
  • Yandy Diaz, INF