Angels host the Rays to open 3-game series
Tampa Bay Rays (18-11, second in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Angels (19-11, first in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Monday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (1-0, .69 ERA, .77 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Angels: Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.63 ERA, .96 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels host the Tampa Bay Rays to start a three-game series.
Los Angeles has gone 10-6 at home and 19-11 overall. The Angels have an 11-4 record in games when they did not give up a home run.
Tampa Bay has a 9-7 record in home games and an 18-11 record overall. The Rays have the fourth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.25.
Monday’s game is the first time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout has eight doubles, a triple, six home runs and 13 RBI while hitting .307 for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 12-for-35 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has three doubles and two home runs for the Rays. Manuel Margot is 13-for-32 with two doubles, a triple and three home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 6-4, .213 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Rays: 7-3, .246 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Angels: David Fletcher: 10-Day IL (hip), Jose Rojas: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Kurt Suzuki: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (nasal fracture), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Archie Bradley: 10-Day IL (abdominal), Jose Quijada: 10-Day IL (oblique), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)
Rays: 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)