BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Jacob deGrom. deGrom went seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with 14 strikeouts against Tampa Bay.
The Mets are 11-16 on their home turf. New York has slugged .453, good for fourth in the National League. Dominic Smith leads the team with a .605 slugging percentage, including 28 extra-base hits and nine home runs.
The Rays are 19-10 in road games. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.61, .
TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 12 home runs and has 27 RBIs.
Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 24 extra base hits and is batting .271.