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Cabrera scheduled to start for Marlins at Rays

September 24, 2021 GMT

Miami Marlins (64-88, fourth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (94-59, first in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-2, 6.20 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Rays: David Robertson (0-0, 5.63 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Miami will play on Friday.

The Rays are 49-29 on their home turf. The Tampa Bay pitching staff averages 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings, .

The Marlins have gone 24-50 away from home. Miami’s lineup has 151 home runs this season, Jazz Chisholm Jr. leads the club with 17 homers.

The Marlins won the last meeting 12-7. Richard Bleier recorded his first victory and Garrett Cooper went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Miami. Chris Archer registered his first loss for Tampa Bay.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 60 extra base hits and is batting .236.

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Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 41 extra base hits and is batting .267.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .220 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Marlins: 4-6, .214 batting average, 4.20 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Rays: Matt Wisler: (finger), Ryan Thompson: (shoulder), Jeffrey Springs: (knee), Chaz Roe: (shoulder), Cody Reed: (thumb), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (neck), DJ Johnson: (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Chris Archer: (hip), Wander Franco: (hamstring), Nelson Cruz: (illness).

Marlins: Cody Poteet: (knee), Pablo Lopez: (rotator cuff), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Jeff Brigham: (undisclosed), Garrett Cooper: (elbow), Jose Devers: (shoulder), Jon Berti: (concussion), Brian Anderson: (shoulder), Jesus Aguilar: (knee), Jorge Alfaro: (calf).

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