Rays go after series sweep of Seattle
Seattle; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will sweep the series over Seattle with a win.
The Mariners are 27-35 on their home turf. Seattle has hit 184 home runs this season, seventh in the American League. Daniel Vogelbach leads the team with 26, averaging one every 13.6 at-bats.
The Rays are 37-22 in road games. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, Eric Sogard leads the team with a mark of .308. The Rays won the last meeting 5-4. Charlie Morton earned his 13th victory and Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Tampa Bay. Tommy Milone registered his seventh loss for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 3-7, .205 batting average, 5.59 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Rays: 8-2, .274 batting average, 3.36 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: (shoulder), Connor Sadzeck: (elbow), Felix Hernandez: (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: (forearm), Dan Altavilla: (forearm), Austin Adams: (shoulder), Mitch Haniger: (testicle), Braden Bishop: (neck), Ryon Healy: (back).
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (finger), Anthony Banda: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (oblique), Tommy Pham: (hand), Joey Wendle: (wrist), Brandon Lowe: (leg), Yandy Diaz: (foot).