Yankees host the Rays to start 3-game series

Posted9/9/2022 7:00 AM

Tampa Bay Rays (77-58, second in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (83-55, first in the AL East)

New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (0-0); Yankees: Frankie Montas (5-11, 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 136 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -182, Yankees +143

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees open a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

New York is 83-55 overall and 48-21 at home. The Yankees lead the AL with 214 total home runs, averaging 1.6 per game.

Tampa Bay has a 77-58 record overall and a 30-34 record on the road. Rays pitchers have a collective 3.25 ERA, which ranks second in the AL.

The teams square off Friday for the 17th time this season. The Yankees are up 9-7 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Judge has 55 home runs, 86 walks and 118 RBI while hitting .302 for the Yankees. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is 11-for-32 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

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Harold Ramirez has 20 doubles, five home runs and 51 RBI for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 16-for-41 with six doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .195 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Rays: 8-2, .283 batting average, 2.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs

INJURIES: Yankees: DJ LeMahieu: 10-Day IL (toe), Anthony Rizzo: 10-Day IL (back), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Aroldis Chapman: 15-Day IL (leg), Harrison Bader: 60-Day IL (foot), Scott Effross: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (elbow), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-Day IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Shane McClanahan: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Thompson: 15-Day IL (tricep), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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

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