Preview: Rays begin road trip looking for a bit of revenge against Red Sox
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays (16-9, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (11-15, fourth in the AL East)
Rays: Charlie Morton (2-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
Red Sox: TBD
Boston and Tampa Bay match up to begin the three-game series.
The Red Sox are 6-5 against the rest of their division. The Boston pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.48, Eduardo Rodriguez paces the staff with a mark of 5.89.
The Rays are 4-5 against division opponents. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .262 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the American League. Tommy Pham leads the team with a mark of .304. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Mitch Moreland leads the Red Sox with seven home runs and is batting .231. Andrew Benintendi is 13-for-35 with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES
Red Sox: 5-5, .235 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Rays: 5-5, .255 batting average, 4.12 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs