Red Sox open 3-game series against the Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (86-73, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (75-84, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, three strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (8-7, 4.56 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 103 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -139, Red Sox +117; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
Boston is 40-38 in home games and 75-84 overall. Red Sox hitters are batting a collective .257, which ranks second in the AL.
Tampa Bay has a 35-43 record in road games and an 86-73 record overall. The Rays have the ninth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .309.
Monday’s game is the 17th time these teams square off this season. The Rays are up 12-4 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 41 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 87 RBI for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo is 11-for-32 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Harold Ramirez has 24 doubles, six home runs and 59 RBI for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 9-for-39 with four doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 3-7, .236 batting average, 6.80 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Rays: 4-6, .219 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Red Sox: Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (heel), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Franchy Cordero: 60-Day IL (ankle), Kutter Crawford: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tanner Houck: 60-Day IL (back), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rays: David Peralta: day-to-day (hip), Yandy Diaz: day-to-day (shoulder), Brandon Lowe: 60-Day IL (back), Ryan Yarbrough: 15-Day IL (oblique), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (foot), Jalen Beeks: 15-Day IL (leg), Ryan Thompson: 60-Day IL (tricep), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (elbow), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow)