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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Yankees will clash with the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park in San Diego, California on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 8:07 P.M, ET. This will be the opening game of a best-of-5 series between both teams that made it through the wild cards of their league. The Tampa Bay Rays swept the Toronto Blue Jays in their previous series in 2 games. The Yankees also ended the Indians’ postseason by sweeping them as well. The Yankees ranked 6th in the regular season with a record of 33-27 and are 2nd in the AL East Division.

New York did well to hold off a blazing Shane Beiber and the rest of the Indians in the wild card portion. They had a nail-biting game 2 where they stole the victory and prevented the 3rd game. The Indians were in control with a score of 9-8 during the 8th inning of the game but the Yankees pulled out all the stops to make 2 runs in the 9th to steal the lead and the win. Gio Urshela led the team with 2 hits and a grand slam in the 4th inning. Gary Sanchez had 1 hit and a 2 run homer while Giancarlo Stanton added 1 hit and a solo homer of his own. Aroldis Chapman got the win after pitching 2 scoreless innings. Gleyber Torres leads the offense this postseason with 5 hits on a .714 BAA while Gio Urshela has 5 RBIs and Giancarlo Stanton has 2 bombs for the team. The Yankees have the best BAA this postseason with the team hitting at .307 and made 22 total runs. They need to work on their pitching since they allowed 6.00 earned runs per game in the playoffs. Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for the Yankees in game 1. He recorded 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA and 94 strikeouts this year. 

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 10/5/2020

The Rays did well to end the Blue Jays’ postseason in 2 games. They dominated the whole way in game 2 and never looked back where they outhit Toronto 12-7. Randy Arozarena led the team with 3 hits and 1 RBI while Michael Brosseau and Mike Zunino had 2 hits each with Zunino getting a 2 run homer in the 2nd inning. Hunter Renfroe added 1 hit and got a grand slam in the 2nd inning of the game. Tyler Glasnow got the win after allowing only 2 earned runs in 6 innings. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 4 hits on a .500 BAA this postseason while Hunter Renfroe has 4 RBIs and Mike Zunino has 1 homer for the team. The Rays are allowed 1.50 earned runs per game with the 4th best team BAA in the playoffs at .254 with 11 total runs. Tampa Bay ranked 1st in the AL during the regular season with a record of 40-20 and is 1st in the East Division. Blake Snell will get the ball for the opening game. 

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays. MLB’s pick for the game is the Tampa Bay Rays +115. Both teams were dominant against their previous foes but the difference is the Rays were good on both offense and pitching while New York is all offense. The Yankees allowed a lot of runs against the weaker Indians. The Rays dominated the Yankees all year long. The Yankees are 1-7 in their last 8 games on the road against the Rays. NY wins at 5-2.

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:07 P.M, ET

Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020


MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays +115

MLB Total: 7.5

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