Preview: Tyler Glasnow leads Rays into Game 2 against Red Sox
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.
Boston Red Sox (80-73, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (91-63, second in the AL East)
Red Sox: Travis Lakins (0-1, 4.58 ERA)
Rays: Tyler Glasnow (6-1, 2.03 ERA)
Rays -177; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Division rivals Tampa Bay and Boston will play on Saturday.
The Rays are 39-29 against the rest of their division. The Tampa Bay pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.70, Charlie Morton leads the staff with a mark of 3.15.
The Red Sox are 33-37 against the rest of their division. Boston has slugged .468, good for fourth in in the MLB. J.D. Martinez leads the team with a .564 slugging percentage, including 70 extra-base hits and 35 home runs. The Rays won the last meeting 5-4. Diego Castillo notched his fourth victory and Willy Adames went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Trevor Kelley registered his third loss for Boston.
Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 88 RBIs and is batting .286. Ji-Man Choi is 8-for-27 with a double, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 6-4, .264 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Red Sox: 4-6, .215 batting average, 4.33 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: (toe), Chris Sale: (elbow), David Price: (wrist), Heath Hembree: (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: (thumb), Sam Travis: (head), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Steve Pearce: (back), Michael Chavis: (shoulder), J.D. Martinez: (groin).