Rays bring 2-0 series advantage over Red Sox into game 3
Boston Red Sox (47-41, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (47-40, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (3-3, 4.35 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Rays: Shane McClanahan (9-3, 1.73 ERA, .82 WHIP, 141 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -174, Red Sox +148; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 2-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Boston Red Sox.
Tampa Bay is 47-40 overall and 27-17 in home games. The Rays are 30-16 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Boston has a 47-41 record overall and a 24-21 record in road games. The Red Sox have gone 21-12 in games when they did not give up a home run.
Wednesday’s game is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Rays have a 6-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has three home runs, 48 walks and 23 RBI while hitting .303 for the Rays. Harold Ramirez is 16-for-36 with four doubles, a home run and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
Rafael Devers has a .326 batting average to lead the Red Sox, and has 27 doubles, a triple and 19 home runs. J.D. Martinez is 12-for-33 with a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .275 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Red Sox: 4-6, .259 batting average, 5.14 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 15-Day IL (leg), Kevin Kiermaier: 10-Day IL (hip), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), Brandon Lowe: 60-Day IL (back), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), 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)
Red Sox: Trevor Story: day-to-day (hand), Matt Strahm: day-to-day (wrist), Kevin Plawecki: 10-Day IL (covid), Christian Arroyo: 10-Day IL (left groin), Connor Seabold: 15-Day IL (forearm), Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Rich Hill: 15-Day IL (knee), Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)