Cleveland Guardians vs. Tampa Bay Rays: AL wild-card series game one preview

Kevin Devine
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 28: The Cleveland Guardians celebrate the a walk-off RBI single by Amed Rosario #1 to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in ten innings at Progressive Field on September 28, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 28: The Cleveland Guardians celebrate the a walk-off RBI single by Amed Rosario #1 to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in ten innings at Progressive Field on September 28, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 10: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Guardians hits in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 10: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Guardians hits in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

With a pitching matchup of this caliber, runs will be at a premium. This is the reason that power often wins in the postseason. However, these teams are not built to mash. Neither team is built to win that way, so expect a low-scoring game. This game will likely come down to which offense can string a couple of hits together and run the bases well.

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