Zack Greinke (7-3, 4.29 ERA) and Matt Moore (2-3, 5.46 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-35) and the Tampa Bay Rays (26-30) at Chase Field. The Rays won the last game 6-4, and Tampa Bay leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on FSAZ and SUN.
Greinke pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs and striking out 11 in a 3-0 win over the Astros. Paul Goldschmidt (.262, 29 Rs, 10 HRs, 35 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI. Moore went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 6-4 defeat to the Twins in his most recent start. Steve Pearce (.316, 20 Rs, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Rays, going 3 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Arizona and Tampa Bay are Diamondbacks -160, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Rays have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - TB
When leading after seven innings, Tampa Bay is 11-12, while Arizona is 11-15.
The Rays managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with an 11-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 18-7. The Rays have an 18-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Tampa Bay has earned 237 this season. Arizona ranks 10th with 264 runs.
Ranking 18th, Tampa Bay is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 171 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 182.
The Diamondbacks are 19-21 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rays are 23-22 when they hit at least one homer.