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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (78-66) at Tampa Bay Rays (72-74)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

J Garcia (5-9) (4.43) vs. C Archer (9-9) (4.04)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -118 / New York Yankees +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES, SUN

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The New York Yankees look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Brett Gardner leads the Yankees with 139 hits and 56 RBI while Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge have combined for 272 hits and 163 RBI. Jaime Garcia gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 4.43 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Garcia’s first career game against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win as well after splitting their last 12 games. The Rays have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or less runs. Corey Dickerson leads the Rays with 151 hits and 60 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 264 hits and 155 RBI. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 4.00 ERA and 230 strikeouts this season. Archer is 6-6 with a 2.82 ERA and 102 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 2-8 in their last 10 road games. Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Yankees are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay.

Garcia has gotten better each time he's taken the mound for the Yankees, but Archer is the Rays ace, and he's allowed three or less runs in six of his last seven starts. It's also not often you get Archer at prices like this and his strikeouts numbers are back to being what we're used to seeing. While this is more of a home game for the Yankees, I give the Rays the edge due to the pitching. 

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