Rays visit the White Sox to open 4-game series
Tampa Bay Rays (20-5, first in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (7-18, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Shane McClanahan (4-0, 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); White Sox: Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.73 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rays -149, White Sox +126; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox start a four-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
Chicago is 7-18 overall and 3-6 at home. The White Sox have a 4-13 record in games when they have allowed a home run.
Tampa Bay is 20-5 overall and 6-3 in road games. Rays hitters are batting a collective .276, the best team batting average in the AL.
Thursday's game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Robert leads the White Sox with five home runs while slugging .426. Andrew Benintendi is 13-for-38 with three doubles and three RBI over the past 10 games.
Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with six home runs while slugging .500. Harold Ramirez is 16-for-38 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 1-9, .167 batting average, 5.50 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Rays: 7-3, .271 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Yasmani Grandal: day-to-day (back), Hanser Alberto: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Yoan Moncada: 10-Day IL (back), Matt Foster: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (knee), Liam Hendriks: 15-Day IL (illness), Garrett Crochet: 15-Day IL (elbow)
Rays: Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60-Day IL (neck), Ryan Thompson: 15-Day IL (lat), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 15-Day IL (oblique), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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