ST. PETERSBURG -- The current homestand has been unkind to Rays hitters, who are hitting .180 with runners in scoring position during the homestand, including 0-for-6 Saturday night, 2-for-21 in the series and 5-for-35 over the past five games. Over the past four games, they have stranded 41 runners.
Since June 25, the Rays have been held to four runs or less in 18 of their 23 games and seven hits or less 15 times.
During this stretch the Rays are 9-14 and have scored 84 runs (3.65 per game), hit .230 and they have hit .194 with runners in scoring position.
In games the Rays collected 10 or more hits the team is 17-6.
The Rays offense has 30 double-digit strikeout games, which ranks as the second most in the American League behind Baltimore (33).