Marlins look to break 5-game slide
Miami; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the game as losers of their last five games.
The Marlins are 6-15 on their home turf. Miami has a team on-base percentage of .282, last in the majors. Neil Walker leads the club with a mark of .379.
The Rays are 12-5 on the road. Tampa Bay ranks sixth in the MLB in hitting with a .256 batting average, Brandon Lowe leads the club with an average of .297. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with nine home runs home runs and is slugging .550. Lowe is 12-for-38 with three doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 2-8, .203 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Rays: 5-5, .256 batting average, 2.57 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Rays Injuries: Hunter Wood: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: 10-day IL (forearm), Jose De Leon: 60-day IL (elbow), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (wrist), Matt Duffy: 60-day IL (back), Mike Zunino: 10-day IL (quad), Michael Perez: 10-day IL (oblique).