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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / New York Yankees -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
YES, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet Tuesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Rays have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 97 hits and 42 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 172 hits and 88 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The New York Yankees look for a victory after splitting their last four games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last four games. The New York Yankees have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 117 hits and 64 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 176 hits and 100 RBI. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 18-16 with a 3.59 ERA and 311 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League East, 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 49-19 in their last 68 vs. American League East and 30-10 in Sabathias last 40 home starts. The Rays are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in New York, 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the Yankees are 12-4 in Sabathias last 16 starts vs. Rays. The over is 4-1 in Sabathias last 5 home starts. The under is 21-10 in Rays last 31 Tuesday games.

The New York Yankees have really limited losing streaks this season, and they'll be eager for a bounce back showing after blowing last night in the ninth inning. Sabathia has been money at home the last two seasons, including this year where he has a 2.31 ERA and .214 allowed batting average in 39 innings. The Yankees offense has yet to really get going this second half and you'd expect it's only a matter of time before that changes. Give me the home team.

Pick:
New York Yankees

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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