Boston Red Sox square off against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday

Wed, May 15, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Boston Red Sox square off against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays (21-22, fourth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (22-20, third in the AL East)

Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Taj Bradley (0-1, 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, seven strikeouts); Red Sox: Tanner Houck (3-4, 2.24 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 50 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Red Sox -142, Rays +120; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Boston has a 10-11 record in home games and a 22-20 record overall. The Red Sox have a 19-3 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Tampa Bay is 21-22 overall and 7-10 on the road. The Rays have an 11-20 record in games when they have given up at least one home run.

Wednesday's game is the third time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler O'Neill leads Boston with 10 home runs while slugging .573. Ceddanne Rafaela is 9-for-32 with two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

Isaac Paredes has six doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 8-for-39 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .221 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored by seven runs

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Rays: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Masataka Yoshida: 10-Day IL (thumb), Triston Casas: 60-Day IL (rib), Tyler Heineman: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Trevor Story: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (oblique), Isaiah Campbell: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Bryan Mata: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Murphy: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Ryan Pepiot: 15-Day IL (leg), Jacob Waguespack: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Devenski: 15-Day IL (knee), Colin Poche: 15-Day IL (back), Taylor Walls: 60-Day IL (hip), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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

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