Margot leads Rays against the Red Sox after 4-hit game

Updated Aug. 26, 2022 4:01 a.m. ET

Tampa Bay Rays (69-55, second in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (60-65, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: JT Chargois (1-0, .00 ERA, .75 WHIP, three strikeouts); Red Sox: Michael Wacha (8-1, 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -128, Rays +107; over/under is 8 1/2 runs


BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays play the Boston Red Sox after Manuel Margot had four hits against the Angels on Thursday.

Boston has a 60-65 record overall and a 29-33 record at home. Red Sox hitters are batting a collective .255, the seventh-best team batting average in MLB play.

Tampa Bay is 27-32 on the road and 69-55 overall. The Rays have gone 43-7 in games when they scored five or more runs.

The matchup Friday is the 11th time these teams match up this season. The Rays hold an 8-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 33 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 65 RBI for the Red Sox. Franchy Cordero is 3-for-9 with two home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.

Randy Arozarena has 28 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 66 RBI while hitting .259 for the Rays. Harold Ramirez is 13-for-39 with two doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .278 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Rays: 8-2, .249 batting average, 1.84 ERA, outscored opponents by 27 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Tanner Houck: 15-Day IL (back), Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (hand), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), 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), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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