TAMPA, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers hope to take a bite out of the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday after a 3-4 loss in game two of the 3-game series
The Rays need to make a move before the All-Star break and taking two of three from the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers would be a big boost. The Rays send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound in the rubber match of the three-game set against the visiting Tigers on Sunday.
Tampa Bay's top offensive threat, Evan Longoria, is likely out with a foot injury, but Ben Zobrist, Wil Myers and James Loney look to continue their red-hot hitting.
The Rays are six games out in the AL East while Detroit's lead in the Central has shrunk to one game over Cleveland after going 1-4 in the last five. Miguel Cabrera is 26-for-55 during his season-best 14-game hitting streak for the Tigers, who have won 15 of the last 20 against Tampa Bay. Cabrera and Prince Fielder have combined for 37 of Detroit's 84 homers and 143 of its 382 RBIs.
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