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Yarbrough scheduled to start for Rays against Red Sox

August 5, 2020 GMT

Boston Red Sox (3-8, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (5-6, third in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Martin Perez (1-1, 5.06 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (0-1, 1.54 ERA, .77 WHIP, 7 strikeouts)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

The Rays went 44-32 in division play in 2019. Tampa Bay averaged 8.8 hits per game last year while batting .254 as a team.

The Red Sox went 35-41 in division play in 2019. Boston hit .269 as a team and averaged 3.8 extra base hits per game last season.

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The teams meet for the first time this year. Tampa Bay leads the season series 1-0.

INJURIES: Rays: Colin Poche: (elbow).

Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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