Norris gets the start for Tigers in series opener against Rays
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay hosts Detroit to begin a three game series.
The Rays are 31-28 on their home turf. Tampa Bay has a collective on-base percentage of .326, led by Eric Sogard with a mark of .372.
The Tigers have gone 19-39 away from home. The Detroit offense has compiled a .237 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with a mark of .284.
Cabrera leads the Tigers with 110 hits and is batting .284. Jordy Mercer is 10-for-26 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .250 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Tigers: 4-6, .284 batting average, 6.20 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (finger), Anthony Banda: (elbow), Tommy Pham: (hand), Avisail Garcia: (right oblique), Joey Wendle: (wrist), Brandon Lowe: (leg), Yandy Diaz: (foot).
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: (neck), Tyson Ross: (nerve), Matt Moore: (knee), Blaine Hardy: (elbow), Michael Fulmer: (elbow), Christin Stewart: (concussion), JaCoby Jones: (wrist), Jeimer Candelario: (thumb), Grayson Greiner: (back).