German expected to start for the Yankees against the Rays
New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
The Yankees are 32-11 against the rest of their division. New York has a collective on-base percentage of .338, good for third in the American League. Luke Voit leads the team with a mark of .385.
The Rays are 23-19 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay’s lineup has 128 home runs this season, Tommy Pham leads the club with 15 homers. The Yankees won the last meeting 8-3. David Hale secured his third victory and Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for New York. Colin Poche took his third loss for Tampa Bay.
TOP PERFORMERS: Edwin Encarnacion leads the Yankees with 38 extra base hits and is batting .225. Aaron Judge is 12-for-35 with a double, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .258 batting average, 2.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Rays: 6-4, .273 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 60-day IL (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (knee), Cameron Maybin: 10-day IL (calf), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 60-day IL (calf), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum).
Rays Injuries: Chaz Roe: 10-day IL (hip), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Jose Alvarado: 10-day IL (oblique), Daniel Robertson: 10-day IL (knee), Brandon Lowe: 10-day IL (leg), Matt Duffy: 60-day IL (back), Christian Arroyo: 60-day IL (forearm).