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Boston Red Sox (16-31, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (30-16, first in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Boston: Martin Perez (2-4, 4.40 ERA) Tampa Bay: Charlie Morton (1-2, 4.94 ERA)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox travel to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

The Rays are 23-11 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay has a collective on-base percentage of .330, good for second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with a mark of .423.

The Red Sox are 10-23 against AL East Division teams. Boston has slugged .448, good for second in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the club with a .526 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 12 home runs and is batting .258.

Devers leads the Red Sox with 10 home runs and is batting .280.

INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

Red Sox: Josh Taylor: (shoulder), Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Darwinzon Hernandez: (sc joint), Kyle Hart: (hip), Zack Godley: (elbow), Austin Brice: (right lat), Colten Brewer: (finger), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).


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

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