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The top two teams in the AL East will clash when the Tampa Bay Rays face the host New York Yankees in the finale of a three-game set. First pitch is slated for 1:35 p.m. ET from Yankee Stadium. Coverage will be on each team’s regional sports channel as well as MLB.TV.
Domingo German will take the mound for the AL East leading Yankees. The Rays have yet to announce their starting pitcher as of Sept. 10. German has a 2-3 record and his ERA is 3.27.
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The Rays defeated the Yankees 4-2 in the series opener. Pitcher Drew Rasmussen earned the victory and allowed no runs while tossing 10 strikeouts. Wander Franco tallied three hits, two runs, and two RBI in the win for the Rays.
The Yankees are atop the division by 3.5 over the Rays heading into the game on Sept. 10. The Yankees are second to only the Houston Astros in the AL. The Yankees have an AL-best run differential of +193. The Yankees are 3-2 in their last five contests. Before this set, the Yankees took three out of four from the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Prior to the action on Sept. 10, the Rays were in possession of the top Wild Card spot. The Rays have a run differential of +78. The Rays are 4-1 in their last five outings. In the Rays’ last series, they swept the visiting AL East rival Boston Red Sox in three games.
German has allowed 51 hits, seven home runs, and 12 walks while throwing 38 strikeouts in 55 innings. The Yankees are 3-2 in German’s last five outings. In German’s last game vs. the Twins on Sept. 7, he gave up three earned runs and seven hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
Prior to the contests on Sept.10, the Yankees ranked first in home runs (215), fourth in RBI (644), fifth in on-base percentage (.322), sixth in slugging percentage (.421), and 20th in batting average (.238). Right fielder Aaron Judge leads the Yankees across the board in batting average (.304), home runs (55), RBI (119), on-base percentage (.410) and hits (151). Third baseman DJ LeMahieu has 118 hits and an on-base percentage of .358. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is second on the Yankees in home runs (30) and RBI (71).
Prior to the games on Sept. 10, the Rays ranked 16th in batting average (.243), 19th in on-base percentage (.312), 20th in RBI (550), 21st in slugging percentage (.384), and 24th in home runs (122). Third baseman Yandy Diaz leads the Rays in batting average (.290) and on-base percentage (.399). Left fielder Randy Arozarena is tops on the Rays in home runs (19), RBI (76) and hits (136).
The Rays defeated the Yankees in two out of the three contests in St. Petersburg from Sept. 2-4.
The Rays are 66-70 against the spread overall and 32-33 against the spread on the road. For over/under, the Rays are 61-66-9 overall and 30-32-3 on the road.
The Yankees are 60-79 against the spread overall and 31-39 against the spread at home. In terms of over/under, the Yankees are 64-71-4 overall and 33-35-2 at home.
The Yankees will cruise to a dominant victory behind a masterful pitching performance by German.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.