Tampa Bay’s Meadows puts 16-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -181; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay’s Meadows puts 16-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox.
The Rays are 38-29 against the rest of their division. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.70, Charlie Morton leads the staff with a mark of 3.16.
The Red Sox have gone 33-36 against division opponents. Boston ranks fourth in the league in hitting with a .270 batting average, Rafael Devers leads the club with an average of .311.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .272 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Red Sox: 4-6, .224 batting average, 4.69 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: (toe), Chris Sale: (elbow), David Price: (wrist), Heath Hembree: (elbow), Mookie Betts: (foot), Sam Travis: (head), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Steve Pearce: (back), Michael Chavis: (shoulder), J.D. Martinez: (groin).