Miami hosts Boston, aims to build on Lopez's strong performance
Boston Red Sox (17-31, fifth in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (24-21, second in the NL East)
Miami; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
LINE: Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Miami heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Pablo Lopez. Lopez pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits with six strikeouts against Philadelphia.
The Marlins are 7-11 on their home turf. Miami's lineup has 44 home runs this season, Jesus Aguilar leads the club with six homers.
The Red Sox are 9-14 on the road. Boston has slugged .449, good for second in the MLB. Rafael Devers leads the team with a .533 slugging percentage, including 23 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Corey Dickerson leads the Marlins with six home runs and is batting .243.
Devers leads the Red Sox with 23 extra base hits and 32 RBIs.
INJURIES: Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Stephen Tarpley: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Brandon Leibrandt: (left elbow), Elieser Hernandez: (right lat), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Harold Ramirez: (left hamstring), Logan Forsythe: (oblique), Isan Diaz: (left groin), Jon Berti: (finger), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).
Red Sox: Josh Taylor: (shoulder), Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Darwinzon Hernandez: (sc joint), Kyle Hart: (hip), Zack Godley: (elbow), Austin Brice: (right lat), Colten Brewer: (finger), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.