Rays play Twins, look to build on 5-game win streak
St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay enters the game as winners of their last five games.
The Rays are 16-11 on their home turf. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the MLB. Austin Meadows leads the team with an average of .360.
The Twins are 18-8 on the road. Minnesota has hit 106 combined home runs this season, most in the American League. Eddie Rosario leads the club with 17, averaging one every 12.3 at-bats.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .287 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Twins: 8-2, .305 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 49 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), Yandy Diaz: 10-day IL (hand), Mike Zunino: 10-day IL (quad), Michael Perez: 10-day IL (oblique), Anthony Bemboom: 10-day IL (knee).