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Rays and Tigers meet in series rubber match

May 18, 2022 GMT

Detroit Tigers (13-24, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (22-15, second in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 3.72 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Rays: Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 2.67 ERA, .92 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -204, Tigers +171; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers are looking for a series win with a victory on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay has a 12-9 record in home games and a 22-15 record overall. Rays hitters are batting a collective .236, which ranks fifth in the AL.

Detroit has a 13-24 record overall and an 8-13 record at home. The Tigers have the fifth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.46.

The teams match up Wednesday for the third time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Randy Arozarena has 10 doubles, a triple and two home runs for the Rays. Brandon Lowe is 6-for-23 with a double, two triples and two home runs over the past 10 games.

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Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with three home runs while slugging .336. Miguel Cabrera is 12-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .206 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored by five runs

Tigers: 5-5, .230 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Manuel Margot: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Phoenix Sanders: 15-Day IL (back), 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)

Tigers: Victor Reyes: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (vertigo), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (finger), Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Manning: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Mize: 10-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.