Preview: Rays try to get back in win column in Game 2 vs. Blue Jays
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (4-7, 5.23 ERA)
Rays: Andrew Kittredge (1-0, 2.52 ERA)
Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
Division rivals Tampa Bay and Toronto will play on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
The Rays are 29-25 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .327 this season, led by Tommy Pham with a mark of .372.
The Blue Jays are 18-30 against division opponents. Toronto’s lineup has 169 home runs this season, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the club with 18 homers. The Blue Jays won the last meeting 2-0. Jacob Waguespack secured his third victory and Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI for Toronto. Charlie Morton took his fourth loss for Tampa Bay.
Pham leads the Rays with 111 hits and has 49 RBIs. Travis d’Arnaud is 12-for-32 with a double, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 8-2, .289 batting average, 4.11 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Blue Jays: 7-3, .298 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: 10-day IL (finger), 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).
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (lat), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Kingham: 10-day IL (oblique), Ken Giles: day-to-day (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 10-day IL (elbow), Derek Fisher: day-to-day (face), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Luke Maile: 10-day IL (oblique).