The Tampa Bay Rays continue their series on Tuesday on the road against the Oakland Athletics.
The Rays opened the series on Monday after beating the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday 8-3 for their second straight win and third in their last four. The Rays used reliever Austin Pruit for five innings to record a save, which has not happened in 15 seasons. Brad Miller led the offensive attack with three RBIs, as the Rays remained 10 games off the pace in the AL East.
Oakland beat Arizona 2-1 on Sunday as Matt Chapman’s single broke a tie in the sixth inning with two outs. Oakland has won 7 of its last 10 games overall.
Wilson Ramos leads the Rays with a .310 batting average. C.J. Cron leads the team in home runs with 11, RBIs with 30 and hits with 53. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .264, while opposing hitters are averaging .235 at the plate against Rays pitching. On Tuesday, the Rays will send Blake Snell to the mound. The left-hander is 6-3 with an ERA of 2.78, 69 Ks and 21 BBs
Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with a .300 batting average, a team high 61 hits, a team high nine home runs and 38 RBIs as Khris Davis remains on the DL. Oakland has a team batting average of .244 while opposing hitters are averaging .249 at the plate against Athletics pitching. On Tuesday, the Athletics will send Daniel Gossett to the mound. The right-hander is 0-2 with an ERA of 6.28, 8 Ks and 4 BBs.