Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (77-65) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-74)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
S Gray (9-9) (3.22) vs. Blake Snell (3-6) (4.44)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +120 / New York Yankees -130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Tropicana Field and the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees in a Tuesday MLB tilt.
The New York Yankees have been at the top of their game and that has put some pressure on the Boston Red Sox. The surging Yankees have won eight of eleven following Monday’s 5-1 victory at the the Tampa Bay Rays. Both the arms and bats came up big with Yanks starter CC Sabathia allowing the only run on six hits and a pair of free passes over 4.1 frames with three relievers putting up zeros. New York totaled five hits and walked six times with Todd Frazier smashing a three run bomb during a five run 4th. The New York Yankees give Tuesday’s start at the Tampa Bay Rays to right hander Sonny Gray. Gray shoots for back to back wins after knocking off the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 with an unearned run allowed on six hits over 5.2 innings of work.
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The Tampa Bay Rays were looking like a challenger in the American League East before suddenly struggling over the past month. The Rays postseason hopes moved a little further away with Monday night’s loss saddling the team with defeats in four of five. TB starter Jake Odorizzi fell to 8-8 with five runs allowed (four earned) on three hits and three free passes through 3.2 innings of work. While five relievers tossed a scoreless inning each. Tampa Bat managed eight hits and walked three times with Adeiny Hechavarria going 3-4 and knocking in Lucas Duda. The Tampa Bay Rays have named right hander Blake Snell as Tuesday’s starter versus the division rival New York Yankees. Snell comes in off of a 10-6 defeat to the Minnesota Twins where he was charged with six runs over four innings of work.
The over is 8-1 in New York last 9 road games and New York are 6-2 in their last 8 overall while New York are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass. Tampa Bay are 10-2 in their last 12 Tuesday games and the over is 6-2 in Tampa Bay last 8 during game 2 of a series while the under is 13-6 in Tampa Bay last 19 home games.
New York is coming up huge lately with the Red Sox well within grasp so I’ll go with the hotter team…