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Rockies start 3-game series against the Rays

Tampa Bay Rays (3-4) vs. Colorado Rockies (1-6)

Denver; Friday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Zack Littell (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, six strikeouts); Rockies: Austin Gomber (0-0, 7.71 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, three strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rays -169, Rockies +143; over/under is 12 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Colorado went 59-103 overall and 37-44 in home games a season ago. The Rockies scored 4.5 runs per game while allowing 5.9 in the 2023 season.

Tampa Bay had a 99-63 record overall and a 46-35 record in road games last season. The Rays averaged 8.8 hits per game last season and totaled 230 home runs.

INJURIES: Rockies: Lucas Gilbreath: 15-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Bard: 15-Day IL (knee), German Marquez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Brandon Lowe: day-to-day (side), Josh Lowe: 10-Day IL (hip), Jonny Deluca: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Aranda: 10-Day IL (finger), Taylor Walls: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Taj Bradley: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.