Lopez expected to start as Marlins host the Rays

August 29

Tampa Bay Rays (22-11, first in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (14-13, second in the NL East)

Miami; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Josh Fleming (1-0, 3.60 ERA) Miami: Pablo Lopez (3-1, 1.98 ERA)

LINE: Rays 1; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Miami and Tampa Bay will square off on Saturday.

The Marlins are 5-6 in home games. Miami has slugged .364 this season. Miguel Rojas leads the team with a mark of .606.

The Rays are 10-6 in road games. Tampa Bay has a collective on-base percentage of .334, good for second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with a mark of .417.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with nine extra base hits and is slugging .462.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 33 hits and is batting .292.

INJURIES: Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Stephen Tarpley: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Logan Forsythe: (oblique), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

Rays: Chaz Roe: (right elbow), Colin Poche: (elbow), Charlie Morton: (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Nick Anderson: (right forearm), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

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