Yankees, streaking LeMahieu set for matchup against Rays
St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -118; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York’s LeMahieu puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Rays.
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.
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).