Preview: Ryan Yarbrough returns as Rays wrap up 2-game set against Nationals


TV: FOX Sports Sun

TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Tampa Bay Rays (28-14, first in the AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (15-25, fifth in the NL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Tampa Bay: Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 3.65 ERA)

Washington: Anibal Sanchez (1-4, 6.48 ERA)

LINE

Rays 1; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE

Washington and Tampa Bay will play on Tuesday.

The Nationals are 5-12 on their home turf. The Washington offense has compiled a .268 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the National League. Trea Turner leads the team with a mark of .362.

The Rays are 14-8 on the road. Tampa Bay has a team on-base percentage of .330, good for third in the American League. Willy Adames leads the club with a mark of .366.

TOP PERFORMERS

Turner is second on the Nationals with nine home runs and has 24 RBIs.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 10 home runs home runs and is slugging .551.

INJURIES

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Dakota Bacus: (right flexor), Juan Soto: (elbow), Luis Garcia: (foot), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

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), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

Source: Fox Sports

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