Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees - 6/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (50-22) at Tampa Bay Rays (34-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
C Sabathia (4-2) (3.30) vs. Ryne Stanek (1-1) (2.21)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +150 / New York Yankees -160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sun Sports
MLB comes to Tropicana Field Friday where the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees.
The red hot New York Yankees finished off a three game sweep of Seattle after squeezing by the Mariners 4-3 on Thursday. New York starter Luis Severino allowed all three runs over 5.2 frames to up his record to 11-2 while a trio of relievers put up zeros.
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Thee Yankees banged out eight hits and walked four times with Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar clubbing two run bombs while Clint Frazier and Gleybar Torres scored.
New York turns to veteran left hander CC Sabathia to the hill to oppose Tampa Bay for the second straight time. Sabathia dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rays with all three runs plated over 7.2 innings.
The Tampa Bay Rays will be looking to steal the series opener versus the Yankees after dropping five of seven. Tampa Bay comes off a 5-1 loss at Houston where starter Nathan Eovaldi surrendered four solo homers in six frames to fall to 1-3.
The Rays offense never got gong with just four hits and five free passes to lean on with Mallex Smith scoring an unearned run. Tampa Bay is sending reliever Ryne Stanek to the bump to face the Yankees Friday. This game will feature all relievers and Stanek has an overall record of 1-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 20.1 innings pitched.
NY Yankees are 40-13 in their last 53 overall and under is 18-7-1 in NY Yankees last 26 overall. Tampa Bay are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and Tampa Bay are 2-5 in their last 7 overall and Tampa Bay are 1-4 in Stanek’s last 5 starts. Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and NY Yankees are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Rays continue their reliever by committee pitching but the Yankees continue to win here…