Yankees bring 4-game winning streak against Rays


New York Yankees (33-13, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (26-19, second in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.31 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Rays: Corey Kluber (1-2, 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Yankees -142, Rays +121; over/under is 7 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees are looking to continue a four-game winning streak with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay is 26-19 overall and 15-11 in home games. The Rays are sixth in the AL with 46 total homers, averaging one per game.

New York is 33-13 overall and 16-6 on the road. The Yankees are 19-5 in games when recording eight or more hits.

Saturday’s game is the third time these teams have met this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs while hitting .262 for the Rays. Kevin Kiermaier is 13 for 34 with a double and three home runs over the last 10 games.

Aaron Judge has nine doubles and 17 home runs while hitting .305 for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres is 7-for-37 with a brace and three homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .240 batting average, 2.30 ERA, beat opponents by 11 runs

Yankees: 6-4, .212 batting average, 3.46 ERA, outscored opponents by one point

INJURIES: Spokes: Andrew Kittredge: IL 15 days (rear), JT Chargois: IL 60 days (slant), Chris Mazza: IL 60 days (rear), Brandon Lowe: IL 10 days (rear), Shane Baz: 60 days IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60 days IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60 days IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60 days IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60 days IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60 days IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60 days IL (elbow)

Yankees: Chad Green: 60 day IL (elbow), Josh Donaldson: 10 day IL (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: day to day (hamstring), DJ LeMahieu: day to day (wrist), Giancarlo Stanton: IL 10 days (calf), Jonathan Loaisiga: IL 15 days (right shoulder), Aroldis Chapman: IL 15 days (achilles), Ben Rortvedt: IL 60 days (oblique), Tim Locastro: IL 10 days (lat), Stephen Ridings: 60 days IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60 days IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60 days IL (elbow)


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


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