Preview: After day off, Rays get back to work against Blue Jays in 1st of 4-game set
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.34 ERA)
Rays: Austin Pruitt (2-0, 4.78 ERA)
Rays -211; over/under is 9 runs
Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Rays are 34-29 against AL East teams. Tampa Bay’s lineup has 187 home runs this season, Austin Meadows leads the club with 26 homers.
The Blue Jays are 21-33 in division matchups. The Toronto offense has compiled a .236 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a mark of .276.
Meadows leads the Rays with 73 RBIs and is batting .280. Tommy Pham is 16-for-39 with five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 6-4, .266 batting average, 5.11 ERA, outscored by six runs
Blue Jays: 3-7, .223 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored by 17 runs