Tampa Bay Rays (35-19, first in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (24-29, fourth in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Pete Fairbanks (5-3, 2.74 ERA) New York: Jacob deGrom (4-1, 2.09 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Rick Porcello. Porcello pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts against Atlanta.
The Mets are 11-15 on their home turf. The New York offence has compiled a .275 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the National League. Michael Conforto leads the team with an average of .328.
The Rays are 18-10 in road games. Tampa Bay's team on-base percentage of .327 is fourth in the American League. Brandon Lowe leads the team with an OBP of .366.
TOP PERFORMERS: Conforto leads the Mets with 65 hits and has 31 RBIs.
Lowe leads the Rays with 33 RBIs and is batting .272.
INJURIES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Robert Gsellman: (rib), Jacob deGrom: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (right lat), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Rene Rivera: (elbow), Tomas Nido: (undisclosed).
Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Austin Meadows: (oblique), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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