Meadows and the Rays visit division rival Boston
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Boston and Tampa Bay will play on Sunday at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox are 6-6 against teams from the AL East. Boston ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .236 batting average. J.D. Martinez leads the club with an average of .340.
The Rays are 5-5 against the rest of their division. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for ninth in the American League. Tommy Pham leads the team with a mark of .305. The Rays won the last meeting 2-1. Charlie Morton earned his third victory and Yandy Diaz went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Tampa Bay. David Price took his second loss for Boston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 12 extra base hits and is batting .267. Andrew Benintendi is 11-for-35 with five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .237 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by one run
Rays: 5-5, .246 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Red Sox Injuries: Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Eduardo Nunez: 10-day IL (back), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye), J.D. Martinez: day-to-day (back spasms).