Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play in game 2 of series

Tampa Bay Rays (69-56, second in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (61-65, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (6-3, 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (5-5, 4.68 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -132, Red Sox +111; over/under is 9 runs

Tampa Bay Rays (69-56, second in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (61-65, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (6-3, 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (5-5, 4.68 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -132, Red Sox +111; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1-0 series lead.

Boston is 61-65 overall and 30-33 at home. The Red Sox are 21-13 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Tampa Bay has gone 27-33 in road games and 69-56 overall. Rays pitchers have a collective 3.33 ERA, which ranks third in the AL.

The teams meet Saturday for the 12th time this season. The Rays are ahead 8-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 59 extra base hits (33 doubles, a triple and 25 home runs). Franchy Cordero is 4-for-11 with three home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 17 home runs while slugging .441. Christian Bethancourt is 5-for-15 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .298 batting average, 6.07 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

Rays: 7-3, .261 batting average, 2.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Tanner Houck: 15-Day IL (back), Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (hand), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Brandon Lowe: day-to-day (elbow), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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