New York Yankees (21-12) at Tampa Bay Rays (17-16)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 13, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -110 / New York Yankees +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays play game three of their series Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Yankees have won 16 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 45 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 47 RBI. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last 10 games on the road. Adam Warren gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.65 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Warren is 0-1 with a 3.62 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 34 hits and 15 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 27 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last six games on their home field. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Karns is 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 5-0 in Warrens last 5 starts. The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Karns' last 5 starts vs. American League East. The Yankees are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Yankees remain one of the hottest teams in all of baseball, so any time you can get them at even or plus money, you take it.