Preview: John Curtiss opens up for Rays against Nationals
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m.
Washington: Anibal Sanchez (2-4, 6.34 ERA)
Tampa Bay: John Curtiss (3-0, 1.53 ERA)
Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
The Washington Nationals head to play the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.
The Rays are 16-8 on their home turf. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .329 is eighth in the majors. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with an OBP of .423.
The Nationals are 8-12 on the road. Washington ranks seventh in the MLB in hitting with a .264 batting average, Juan Soto leads the team with an average of .354.
Willy Adames leads the Rays with 40 hits and is batting .282.
Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 64 hits and has 28 RBIs.
Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).
Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Tanner Rainey: (forearm), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Sean Doolittle: (oblique), Dakota Bacus: (right flexor), Howie Kendrick: (left hamstring), Starlin Castro: (wrist).