Preview: Rays set sights on series split against Jake Odorizzi, Twins
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota Twins (39-18, first in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (35-21, second in the AL East)
Twins: Jake Odorizzi (7-2, 2.16 ERA, .99 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)
Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (4-1, 5.53 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)
Tampa Bay and Minnesota will meet at Tropicana Field on Sunday.
The Rays are 17-13 in home games. Tampa Bay ranks sixth in the majors in hitting with a .259 batting average, Austin Meadows leads the team with an average of .355.
The Twins are 20-9 on the road. The Twins won the last meeting 6-2. Kyle Gibson earned his sixth victory and Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Minnesota. Yonny Chirinos took his second loss for Tampa Bay.
Meadows leads the Rays with 12 home runs and is slugging .664. Tommy Pham is 14-for-31 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 7-3, .290 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Twins: 8-2, .295 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
Rays Injuries: Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Jose De Leon: 60-day IL (elbow), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Tommy Pham: day-to-day (leg), Avisail Garcia: day-to-day (hamstring), Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (wrist), Matt Duffy: 60-day IL (back), Yandy Diaz: 10-day IL (hand), Michael Perez: 10-day IL (oblique), Anthony Bemboom: 10-day IL (knee).