BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Boston will meet on Tuesday.
The Rays are 19-10 against AL East teams. Tampa Bay hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .310 this season, led by Yandy Diaz with a mark of .373.
The Red Sox are 17-8 against opponents from the AL East. Boston has slugged .441, good for third in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the team with a .571 slugging percentage, including 39 extra-base hits and 18 home runs.
The Red Sox won the last meeting 9-2. Nathan Eovaldi notched his first victory and Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Boston. Ryan Yarbrough registered his first loss for Tampa Bay.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 34 extra base hits and is batting .230.
Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 80 hits and is batting .317.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 4-6, .228 batting average, 3.57 ERA, outscored by two runs
Red Sox: 6-4, .278 batting average, 6.24 ERA, outscored by nine runs