Preview: Rays welcome Marlins to town for 2-game Citrus Series
TV: FOX Sports Sun and FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (42-65, fifth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (63-48, second in the NL East)
Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-4, 4.93 ERA)
Rays: Diego Castillo (1-6, 3.73 ERA)
Tampa Bay enters the game as winners of their last four games.
The Rays are 28-26 on their home turf. Tampa Bay has hit 146 home runs as a team this season. Austin Meadows leads the club with 17, averaging one every 20.1 at-bats.
The Marlins have gone 20-30 away from home. Miami has hit 89 home runs this season, the lowest total in the National League. Brian Anderson leads the club with 16, averaging one every 24.2 at-bats.
Meadows leads the Rays with 17 home runs and has 52 RBIs. Travis d’Arnaud is 13-for-36 with two doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 7-3, .272 batting average, 4.99 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Marlins: 6-4, .216 batting average, 4.01 ERA, outscored by two runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Jose Alvarado: 10-day IL (oblique), Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (wrist), Brandon Lowe: 10-day IL (leg), Yandy Diaz: 10-day IL (foot).
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Ryne Stanek: 10-day IL (hip), Pablo Lopez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Brice: 10-day IL (forearm), Miguel Rojas: day-to-day (hip), Garrett Cooper: day-to-day (hamstring), Chad Wallach: 60-day IL (concussion).