Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees - 9/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (77-72) at Tampa Bay Rays (64-85)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
M Pineda (6-11) (4.94) vs. D Smyly (7-11) (4.98)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -120 / New York Yankees +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, YES
The New York Yankees need a win at the Tampa Bay Rays to remain in playoff contention.
The New York Yankees are in contention for the Wild Card but could bee sitting in first in the American League East if not for a four game sweep by the Red Sox. The Yanks have lost five in a row and seven of ten capped off by a 5-4 loss at Boston on Sunday. NY”Y starter CC Sabathia allowed four runs on eight hits over five frames before Tyler Clippard served up a solo jack in the 7th to get the loss. The Bronx Bombers pounded out eleven hits with Gary Sanchez going solo while Brett Gardner drove in a run and scored. The Yankees kickoff the series at Tropicana Field with Michael Pineda on the bump. On the season, Pineda has gone 6-11 through 31 starts with a 1.35 WHIP and 4.94 ERA.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to get back in to the business of playing spoiler following a 2-1 defeat at Baltimore on Sunday. The Rays offense was quiet and the pen eventually faltered. TB starter Jake Odorrizi gave up a solo homer through six innings before Ryan Garton gave up an 8th bomb to absorb the loss. Tampa Bay was held six hits and three walks with Corey Dickerson smacking his 21st long ball. Left hander Drew Smyly draws Tuesday’s start against the Yankees. Smyly comes off of a 6-2 win at Toronto where he allowed two runs on five hits and a homer in 5.2 frames.
The under is 19-7 in the Yankees last 26 on astroturf and the Yankees are 2-6 in Pineda’s last 8 starts on astroturf while the over is 17-8-3 in Pineda’s last 28 road starts. The over is 7-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 9 on astroturf and is 16-5 in their last 21 home games while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 overall. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. Look at the numbers of each pitcher and try to pick out a winner…