Preview: Yankees at Rays

Current Conditions - St. Petersburg
CLOUDY 78 °F
Wind: S 3
5-Day Forecast
GAME: New York Yankees (76-73) at Tampa Bay Rays (73-78)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 16 - 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
LINE: 123, -133 TOTAL: 6.5


There’s no telling whether the slumping Derek Jeter will be in the lineup when the New York Yankees visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Jeter didn’t play in New York’s 1-0 series-opening loss on Monday due to his 0-for-24 hitting slump and a 5-for-43 effort in September. The Yankees have been eliminated from the American League East race and sit six games behind Kansas City for the AL’s second wild-card spot.

Ben Zobrist delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning of the opener after both teams received solid pitching performances. Zobrist had two of Tampa Bay’s five hits, while the Yankees registered six hits – two by Martin Prado. Brendan Ryan was New York’s starting shortstop on Monday and Stephen Drew finished the game at the position as Jeter never was inserted into the contest.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, MY9 (New York), Sun Sports (Tampa Bay)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees RH Michael Pineda (3-4, 2.20 ERA) vs. Rays RH Jake Odorizzi (10-12, 4.08)

Pineda received a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Thursday, when he allowed four runs and 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings. He lost his two previous starts despite allowing three runs (two earned) over 13 frames. Pineda is 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA in three career outings against the Rays.

Odorizzi lost to New York on Wednesday as he was roughed up for six runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. He had pitched 14 1/3 scoreless frames over his previous two starts before the Yankees torched him. Odorizzi is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against New York.

WALK-OFFS

1. Tampa Bay’s victory on Monday clinched the season series as it is 10-7 with two games remaining.

2. New York CF Jacoby Ellsbury is 2-for-29 over his last seven contests.

3. Rays RF Wil Myers is 1-for-15 over his last four games.

PREDICTION: Rays 3, Yankees 1
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
NY Yankees 76-73 L2 38-35 38-38 29-34 19-16 15-16 13-7
Tampa Bay 73-78 W2 34-42 39-36 34-37 12-14 17-17 10-10

Last Meeting

NY Yankees Tampa Bay
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/15/14 NYY 0 TB 1 .188 0 .454 .156 0 .427

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
NYY M. Teixeira .283 15 .846
TB J. Loney .379 25 1.006
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
NYY B. McCann 4 8 8
TB W. Myers 4 10 15
Pitching ERA Avg K
NYY 4.20 .235 139
TB 3.57 .274 132
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
NYY J. Ellsbury .271 152 .746
TB J. Loney .288 162 .718
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
NYY M. Teixeira 21 55 58
TB E. Longoria 21 78 87
Pitching ERA Avg K
NYY 3.73 .246 1250
TB 3.49 .248 1356

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -105 -105
105
7.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -130 120
-125
6.5
Sportsbook -127 117
-125
6.5
5Dimes.eu -129 119
-110
6.5
GTBets.eu -129 119
-110
6.5
Top Bet
-124
114
-120
6.5
BetOnline.ag -130 120
-115
6.5
BetDSI -130 120
-120
6.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -127 117
-125
6.5
BookMaker.eu -130 120
-120
6.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate -135
125
-100
6.5
Mirage -135 115
105
6.5
Station -130 115
105
6.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

NY Yankees Overall Tampa Bay
76-73 W/L 73-78
75-74 RL W/L 63-88
60-85-4 O/U 68-75-8
3.87 Runs For 3.83
4.07 Runs Against 3.80
NY Yankees A/H Tampa Bay
38-38 W/L 34-42
45-31 RL W/L 27-49
33-42-1 O/U 36-37-3
4.07 Runs For 3.92
4.12 Runs Against 3.72