Preview: Rays turn to Charlie Morton with 2-game sweep of Yankees in sight
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Yankees: Jonathan Loaisiga (2-1, 4.25 ERA)
Rays: Charlie Morton (15-6, 3.15 ERA)
Rays -118; over/under is 9 runs
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The Rays are 42-30 against the rest of their division. The Tampa Bay pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.69. Charlie Morton leads the team with a 3.15 ERA.
The Yankees are 54-21 in division games. The New York offense has compiled a .269 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the American League. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with an average of .328. The Rays won the last meeting 2-1. Pete Fairbanks secured his second victory and Ji-Man Choi went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Tampa Bay. Cory Gearrin registered his third loss for New York.
Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 88 RBIs and is batting .293. Willy Adames is 10-for-34 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rays: 7-3, .243 batting average, 3.71 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Yankees: 5-5, .249 batting average, 2.71 ERA, outscored opponents by 30 runs
Yankees Injuries: Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Dellin Betances: (achilles), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Mike Tauchman: (calf), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Gio Urshela: (hand), Edwin Encarnacion: (oblique), Greg Bird: (foot), Miguel Andujar: (labrum), Gary Sanchez: (groin).