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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Yankees will be bashing baseballs against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 1:10 PM ET. New York was not able to sweep Saturday’s double-header and look to get back from that loss to the Rays. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay will try to stay hot after splitting that double-header with the Yankees. The New York Yankees, with a 10-5 standing and .667 this season, are in 1st place ahead of the Orioles in the AL East Division. The Yankees are in 2nd place behind the Athletics in the American League. The Tampa Bay Rays are in 8th place behind the Orioles in the American League, with a 7-8 standing and a .467 team percentage. The Rays are in 3rd place behind Baltimore in the AL East Division.

New York’s Friday’s victory was led by Gio Urshela who went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Aaron Judge and Mike Ford each added a home run and two RBIs. Giancarlo Stanton chipped in a solo homer in the victory. The Yankees assigned James Paxton to start Sunday’s finale, and he is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career while playing against the Rays.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/9/2020

Tampa Bay, in their game 2 victory over the Yanks, was led by Austin Meadows with a double and two RBIs, Kevan Smith had a pair of RBIs, and Yoshi Tsutsugo with an RBI in that win. The Rays will be sending Charlie Morton to the mound to start Sunday’s showdown. Morton is 1-1 with a 5.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career playing against the Yankees, Morton posted a 4-2 record with a 3.97 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Yankees reported 4 key players on their injured list, including 3 pitchers. Starting Pitcher Luis Severino (elbow), with Relief Pitchers Tommy Kahnle (elbow) and Aroldis Chapman (no injury related reason) will not be pitching today. Catcher Kyle Higashioka (oblique) will not be playing in this game. The Rays will be missing 4 key players in their roster. Center Fielder Randy Arozarena and Left Fielder Manuel Margot, both with no injury related reason, Starting Pitcher Yonny Chirinos (triceps), and Relief Pitcher Colin Poche (elbow) will be missing action today.

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this game is Tampa Bay -115. New York is 0-4 in their last 4 outings on astroturf. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is 5-0 in Morton’s last 5 starts against a team with a winning record. The Rays are 8-0 in Morton’s last 8 starts at home against a team with a winning standing. The prediction, pick Tampa Bay -115 to a predicted score of 4-3.

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Sunday, August 09, 2020


MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -115

MLB Totals: 8.5

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