Red Sox open 3-game series against the Rays

October 3, 2022 GMT

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.

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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)

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