Tampa Bay takes 3-game slide into matchup with Los Angeles
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Rays are 18-17 on their home turf. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .334 is fifth in the majors. Tommy Pham leads the club with an OBP of .399.
The Angels are 15-17 on the road. The Los Angeles offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the majors. David Fletcher leads the team with an average of .308.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 29 extra base hits and is slugging .545. Travis d’Arnaud is 6-for-15 with a double, three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .276 batting average, 2.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Angels: 5-5, .259 batting average, 5.46 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Rays Injuries: Tyler Glasnow: 60-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), Christian Arroyo: 10-day IL (forearm), Anthony Bemboom: 10-day IL (knee).
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Trevor Cahill: 10-day IL (elbow), Justin Upton: 60-day IL (toe), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (ankle), David Fletcher: day-to-day (shoulder), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder).