Yankees vs. Rays - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (42-40) at New York Yankees (43-37)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
E Ramirez (6-3) (3.88) vs. Ivan Nova
The Line: New York Yankees -140 / Tampa Bay Rays +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, YES, MLB Net
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe have combined for 158 hits and 67 RBI while Steven Souza Jr. has 33 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last six road games. Erasmo Ramirez gets the nod, and he’s 6-3 with a 4.01 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Yankees have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 87 hits and 39 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 105 RBI. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last 10 home games. Ivan Nova takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Nova is 6-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Ramirezs last 6 starts. The Yankees are 9-1 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Rays are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
The Rays are flat out not getting any breaks and continue to struggle putting runs on the board. No reason to fade the Yanks just yet with the way the Rays are playing.