Slumping Marlins look to stop 3-game losing streak against Rays

August 30

Tampa Bay Rays (23-11, first in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (14-14, second in the NL East)

Miami; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Blake Snell (2-0, 3.04 ERA) Miami: Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.35 ERA)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the game as losers of their last three games.

The Marlins are 5-7 in home games. Miami has slugged .356 this season. Miguel Rojas leads the team with a mark of .611.

The Rays are 11-6 on the road. Tampa Bay's team on-base percentage of .332 is second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with an OBP of .420.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Villar leads the Marlins with 29 hits and is batting .264.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 10 home runs and is batting .282.

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), Jesus Aguilar: (back), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

Rays: Ryan Yarbrough: (groin), Chaz Roe: (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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