Rays and White Sox meet, winner takes 3-game series
Chicago White Sox (24-27, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (31-22, third in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (3-2, 3.61 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 4.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.
Tampa Bay has a 31-22 record overall and an 18-12 record in home games. The Rays have a 13-3 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
Chicago has a 24-27 record overall and a 13-14 record in road games. The White Sox have the ninth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .236.
Sunday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The White Sox are ahead 3-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has three home runs, 32 walks and 12 RBI while hitting .274 for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 9-for-36 with two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Jose Abreu has 11 doubles and seven home runs for the White Sox. Andrew Vaughn is 13-for-43 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .183 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored by five runs
White Sox: 3-7, .240 batting average, 6.27 ERA, outscored by 35 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Taylor Walls: day-to-day (calf), J.P. Feyereisen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Andrew Kittredge: 15-Day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), 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)
White Sox: Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (groin), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (groin), Joe Kelly: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Lance Lynn: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)