Arozarena leads Rays against the Tigers after 4-hit outing
Tampa Bay Rays (56-49, third in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (42-65, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Corey Kluber (7-6, 4.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 94 strikeouts); Tigers: Bryan Garcia (0-0, 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, three strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -202, Tigers +169; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays play the Detroit Tigers after Randy Arozarena’s four-hit game on Thursday.
Detroit is 42-65 overall and 24-28 in home games. The Tigers are 20-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Tampa Bay has a 23-28 record on the road and a 56-49 record overall. The Rays are 41-12 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The matchup Friday is the fifth time these teams match up this season. The Rays have a 3-1 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 10 home runs while slugging .360. Harold Castro is 10-for-34 with two doubles and two RBI over the last 10 games.
Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay with 14 home runs while slugging .465. Brandon Lowe is 10-for-38 with three home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .202 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Rays: 4-6, .237 batting average, 3.38 ERA, outscored by seven runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal: 15-Day IL (arm), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Beau Brieske: 15-Day IL (forearm), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rays: Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), Francisco Mejia: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Harold Ramirez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)