Morton scheduled to start for Tampa Bay against Los Angeles
St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Los Angeles will meet at Tropicana Field Saturday.
The Rays are 19-17 in home games. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the MLB. Austin Meadows leads the team with an average of .322.
The Angels are 15-18 on the road. The Los Angeles pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.05. The Rays won the last meeting 9-4. Emilio Pagan earned his second victory and Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Ty Buttrey registered his third loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 14 home runs and has 43 RBIs. Travis d'Arnaud is 7-for-20 with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .291 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Angels: 5-5, .246 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored by four runs
Rays Injuries: Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Jose De Leon: 60-day IL (elbow), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Guillermo Heredia: day-to-day (hand), 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), Tommy La Stella: day-to-day (forearm), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder).