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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees 9/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds

New York Yankees (76-74) at Tampa Bay Rays (74-78)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Brandon McCarthy (R) (9-14) (3.980) vs. Alex Cobb (R) (9-7) (2.749)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -148 / New York Yankees +138 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Yes, Sun

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees meet on Wednesday at Tropicana Field for game one of their series at Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Rays had a rough year but they continued their strong finish as they beat the Yankees on Tuesday. James Loney had three hits, Nick Franklin had two hits, and Evan Longoria had a hit as the Rays scored six runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed five hits and run while striking out three over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 11-12 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Rays start Alex Cobb who has three no decisions and a loss in his last four starts. For the season Cobb has allowed 123 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 138 over 147.1 innings for a 9-7 record and a 2.75 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees 9/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds

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The New York Yankees continued their limping to the finish line this season as they fell to the Rays on Tuesday. Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley, and Ichiro Suzuki each had hits as the Yankees scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda allowed four hits and two runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-5 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Yankees start Brandon McCarthy who is 2-4 in his last six decisions. For the season McCarthy has allowed 76 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 70 over 78 innings for a 6-4 record and a 2.54 ERA.

Tampa bay is 2-5 against a right-handed starter, 1-4 in game three of a series, and 4-1 in Cobb’s last five home starts. New York is 1-5 as an underdog, 1-7 in their last eight road gams, and 0-4 in McCarthy’s last four road starts.

I don’t expect a ton coming from the bats here and my pic is going to be the under. 

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Under 7.5

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