Rays host the Angels on 5-game home win streak
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.
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)