Rays take road win streak into matchup with the Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays (14-10, third in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-14, fourth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Corey Kluber (1-1, 3.05 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Athletics: Frankie Montas (2-2, 4.25 ERA, .98 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -122, Athletics +103; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Oakland Athletics trying to continue a four-game road winning streak.
Oakland is 4-8 in home games and 10-14 overall. The Athletics rank 10th in the AL with 19 total home runs, averaging 0.8 per game.
Tampa Bay has a 9-7 record in home games and a 14-10 record overall. The Rays are 11-4 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Wednesday’s game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 3-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with four home runs while slugging .449. Sheldon Neuse is 11-for-38 with a double, a triple, a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has three doubles, two home runs and six RBI while hitting .318 for the Rays. Manuel Margot is 8-for-30 with two doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 2-8, .183 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored by 27 runs
Rays: 7-3, .242 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Athletics: Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Kevin Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Rays: Phoenix Sanders: 15-Day IL (back), Ji-Man Choi: 10-Day IL (elbow), Francisco Mejia: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Chris Mazza: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-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)