Preview: Rays gear up for huge series vs. Yankees amid tight Wild Card race
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Rays: Yonny Chirinos (9-5, 3.67 ERA)
Tampa Bay will host New York in a matchup of division rivals.
The Rays are 41-30 against teams from the AL East. The Tampa Bay pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.71. Charlie Morton leads the team with a 3.15 ERA.
The Yankees are 54-20 against opponents from the AL East. New York’s team on-base percentage of .339 is second in the MLB. Luke Voit leads the team with an OBP of .381.
Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 68 extra base hits and is batting .291. Willy Adames is 10-for-30 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 6-4, .253 batting average, 4.36 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Yankees: 6-4, .266 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by 33 runs
Yankees Injuries: Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Dellin Betances: (achilles), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Mike Tauchman: (calf), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Gleyber Torres: (knee), Edwin Encarnacion: (oblique), Greg Bird: (foot), Miguel Andujar: (labrum), Gary Sanchez: (groin).