Rays host the Angels on 5-game home win streak

August 25, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (52-72, fourth in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (68-55, second in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (4-8, 3.14 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 115 strikeouts); Rays: Drew Rasmussen (8-4, 2.82 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 90 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -184, Angels +155; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays will try to keep a five-game home win streak alive when they face the Los Angeles Angels.

Tampa Bay is 68-55 overall and 41-23 in home games. The Rays have a 42-7 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Los Angeles has a 26-36 record on the road and a 52-72 record overall. The Angels have gone 18-52 in games when they have allowed a home run.

Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams meet this season. The Rays hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has 27 doubles, seven home runs and 46 RBI for the Rays. Christian Bethancourt is 5-for-14 with three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

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Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 50 extra base hits (18 doubles, five triples and 27 home runs). Luis Rengifo is 10-for-41 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .248 batting average, 1.55 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs

Angels: 2-8, .210 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 28 runs

INJURIES: Rays: Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Angels: Mickey Moniak: 10-Day IL (finger), Michael Lorenzen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Duffy: 60-Day IL (back), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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