Marlins take 6-game slide into matchup with Rays
Miami; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup as losers of their last six games.
The Marlins are 6-16 on their home turf. Miami has slugged .307, last in the league. Neil Walker leads the club with a .438 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits.
The Rays are 13-5 on the road. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .256 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the MLB. Avisail Garcia leads the team with an average of .298. The Rays won the last meeting 4-0. Charlie Morton notched his fourth victory and Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Tampa Bay. Caleb Smith took his first loss for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 1-9, .191 batting average, 5.48 ERA, outscored by 36 runs
Rays: 6-4, .259 batting average, 1.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 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).