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Pick on the Moneyline for the Rays-Guardians game on September 28

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Wednesday’s Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Guardians game.

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The Rays welcome back starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow as he makes his season debut on the road in Cleveland vs. the Guardians on Wednesday for what Tampa Bay hopes to be a big postseason run.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Guardians (-120, 6.5)

Glasnow last pitched at the MLB level on June 14, 2021. While he did make four minor league rehab starts to prepare for a big league return, he pitched a total of seven innings in those appearances.

The Rays bullpen for the season is sixth in the league in ERA. But Tampa relievers enter Wednesday’s game tired after Tuesday’s starter, Corey Kluber, went just four frames in a game went 11 innings while Cleveland’s starter Shane Bieber give six innings of length.

For the season, the Guardians have the better bullpen ERA. Cleveland’s relievers have been at their best down the stretch, delivering a 2.30 bullpen ERA since the All-Star break, which leads the league — no other American League team has better than a 2.97 ERA.

The Guardians give Triston McKenzie. He’s surrendered three runs or fewer in nine straight starts and has a 2.25 ERA in 15 starts since the beginning of July.

The Guardians enter Wednesday’s tilt having won 10 of their last 12 games. With the Rays trying to ease Glasnow back into the rotation with a tired bullpen, the Guardians’ winning ways will continue on Wednesday.

The Play: Guardians -120

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