TV: FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays (21-11, first in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (14-12, second in the NL East)
Tampa Bay: Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 4.45 ERA)
Miami: Humberto Mejia (0-2, 5.40 ERA)
Miami and Tampa Bay will square off on Friday.
The Marlins are 5-5 on their home turf. Miami is slugging .369 as a unit. Jesus Aguilar leads the team with a .462 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and four home runs.
The Rays are 9-6 on the road. Tampa Bay has a team on-base percentage of .334, good for second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the club with a mark of .423.
Aguilar leads the Marlins with nine extra base hits and is batting .280.
Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 19 extra base hits and is batting .296.
Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Stephen Tarpley: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).
Rays: Chaz Roe: (right elbow), Colin Poche: (elbow), Charlie Morton: (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Nick Anderson: (right forearm), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder).