Rays host the Marlins in first of 2-game series
Miami Marlins (18-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (24-17, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (4-1, 1.76 ERA, .91 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Rays: Shane McClanahan (3-2, 2.33 ERA, .86 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -163, Marlins +139; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays host the Miami Marlins to open a two-game series.
Tampa Bay has a 24-17 record overall and a 13-9 record at home. The Rays have the seventh-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .387.
Miami is 10-12 in home games and 18-22 overall. Marlins hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the ninth-best percentage in MLB play.
Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI while hitting .282 for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 13-for-37 with three home runs over the last 10 games.
Jazz Chisholm has a .290 batting average to rank second on the Marlins, and has seven doubles, four triples and seven home runs. Jesus Aguilar is 12-for-37 with two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .236 batting average, 2.18 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Marlins: 5-5, .276 batting average, 2.67 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Andrew Kittredge: 15-Day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Yandy Diaz: day-to-day (shoulder), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Manuel Margot: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Marlins: Jazz Chisholm: day-to-day (hamstring), Miguel Rojas: day-to-day (calf), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jesus Luzardo: 15-Day IL (forearm), Richard Bleier: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Jon Berti: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Paul Campbell: 10-Day IL (elbow), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)