On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays head to the Big Apple to open a four-game series with the New York Yankees.
Tampa Bay won its second straight game on Tuesday beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. The win was Tampa Bay’s third in its last four games. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined to throw a 5-hitter in the win. Wilson Ramos hit a home run to lead the offensive attack in the win.
New York defeated the Washington Nationals on Tuesday 3-0 in interleague play keeping them in a first place tie with the Boston Red Sox. Didi Gregorius hit two home runs for the Yankees in their 3-run win. The Yankees complete their short two-game interleague series with the Nationals on Wednesday before hosting the Rays.
Matt Duffy leads Tampa Bay with a .314 batting average and a team high 64 hits. C.J. Cron leads the Rays with 15 home runs and 35 RBIs. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .257 while opposing hitters are averaging .230 at the plate against Rays pitching. On Thursday, Tampa Bay will send Blake Snell to the mound. The left-hander this season is 8-3 with an ERA of 2.30, 89 Ks and 25 BBs.
Miguel Andujar leads the Yankees with a .310 batting average and a team high 63 hits. Aaron Judge is the team leader in home runs with 18 and RBIs with 45. New York has a team batting average of .252 while opposing hitters are averaging .216 at the plate against Yankees pitching. On Thursday, the Yankees will send Domingo German to the mound. The right-hander this season is 0-4 with an ERA of 5.32, 53 Ks and 19 BBs.