Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun

TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Tampa Bay Rays (21-11, first in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (14-12, second in the NL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Tampa Bay: Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 4.45 ERA)

Miami: Humberto Mejia (0-2, 5.40 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE

Miami and Tampa Bay will square off on Friday.

The Marlins are 5-5 on their home turf. Miami is slugging .369 as a unit. Jesus Aguilar leads the team with a .462 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and four home runs.

The Rays are 9-6 on the road. Tampa Bay has a team on-base percentage of .334, good for second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the club with a mark of .423.

TOP PERFORMERS

Aguilar leads the Marlins with nine extra base hits and is batting .280.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 19 extra base hits and is batting .296.

INJURIES

Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Stephen Tarpley: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

Rays: Chaz Roe: (right elbow), Colin Poche: (elbow), Charlie Morton: (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Nick Anderson: (right forearm), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder).

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