New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick 9/25/13
Tampa Bay Rays (87-69) at New York Yankees (82-74)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
David Price (L) (8-8) (3.428) vs. CC Sabathia (L) (14-13) (4.778)
The Line: New York Yankees +154 / Tampa Bay Rays -164 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, YES
The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays face off on Wednesday in the Bronx as they play their second to last game against one another this season.
The New York Yankees are sputtering towards the finish line and there won’t be any postseason for them this year. On Tuesday, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano, and Alfonso Soriano each had hits as the Yankees were shutout on four hits. Starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda allowed five hits and five runs, while striking out five over 5.2 innings to tale the loss. For Wednesday’s game, the Yankees start Phil Hughes who is 4-13 with a 5.07 ERA and e is 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to lock down a spot in the postseason and they helped their cause with a win on Tuesday. Matt Joyce hit a home run and David Dejesus and Evan Longoria each had two hits as the Rays scored seven runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Matt Moore allowed three hits and struck out four over 5.0 innings to get the win. For Wednesday’s game, the Rays start David Price who is 8-8 with a 3.43 ERA for the season and 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA in his last three starts.
New York is 16-7 in their last 23 home games, 1-5 in their last six home games against a team with a winning record, and 3-8 in Hughes last 11 home starts. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in their last five games, 8-15 in their last 23 road games, and 1-4 in Price’s last five road starts. Tampa Bay is 6-2 in the last eight meetings of these two.
The line for this game hasn’t been posted, but check back shortly after it is and I will update this with my Free Pick.