Preview: Charlie Morton gets the start as Rays aim for series win over Red Sox

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TV: FOX Sports Sun

TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.

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Boston Red Sox (16-31, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (30-16, first in the AL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Boston: Martin Perez (2-4, 4.40 ERA)

Tampa Bay: Charlie Morton (1-2, 4.94 ERA)

LINE

Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE

The Boston Red Sox travel to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

The Rays are 23-11 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay has a collective on-base percentage of .330, good for second in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with a mark of .423.

The Red Sox are 10-23 against AL East Division teams. Boston has slugged .448, good for second in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the club with a .526 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 12 home runs and is batting .258.

Devers leads the Red Sox with 10 home runs and is batting .280.

INJURIES

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), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

Red Sox: Josh Taylor: (shoulder), Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Darwinzon Hernandez: (sc joint), Kyle Hart: (hip), Zack Godley: (elbow), Austin Brice: (right lat), Colten Brewer: (finger), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).