Rays bring 2-1 series lead over Tigers into game 4

August 7, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Rays (57-50, third in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (43-66, fifth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (6-4, 3.06 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 73 strikeouts); Tigers: Matt Manning (0-0, 3.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, five strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -177, Tigers +151; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays meet the Detroit Tigers with a 2-1 series lead.

Detroit has a 43-66 record overall and a 25-29 record at home. The Tigers have gone 23-48 in games when they have allowed a home run.

Tampa Bay has a 57-50 record overall and a 24-29 record in road games. The Rays have the ninth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .239.

Sunday’s game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The Rays are up 4-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez has 22 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs while hitting .225 for the Tigers. Willi Castro is 6-for-27 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Yandy Diaz has 21 doubles, five home runs and 33 RBI for the Rays. Brandon Lowe is 10-for-36 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .208 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored by six runs

Rays: 5-5, .228 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal: 15-Day IL (arm), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Beau Brieske: 15-Day IL (forearm), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), Harold Ramirez: 10-Day IL (thumb), 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), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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