Yankees at Rays - 5/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (20-12) at Tampa Bay Rays (17-15)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
C Sabathia (0-5) (5.45) vs. A Colome (2-0) (1.80)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -105 / New York Yankees -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, SunSports
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays begin a four-game series Monday night.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Yankees have won 15 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 43 hits and six RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 44 RBI. The New York Yankees have won six of their last eight games on the road. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he’s 0-5 with a 5.45 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 12-14 with a 3.83 ERA and 229 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 31 hits and 12 RBI while Steven Souza Jr. and Logan Forsythe have combined for 26 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won six of their last eight games on their home field. Alex Colome takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Colome is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-8 in Sabathias last 9 starts. The Rays are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 5-0 in Colomes last 5 starts. The Yankees are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
CC has to get a win eventually, right? It might as well come against a Rays team that's playing inconsistent ball as of late, especially considering they've owned Tampa Bay lately.