Rays at Yankees 6/15/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:19 PM ET

Yankee Stadium will play host to a Friday night meeting between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees. Last night, the Rays had their three-game winning streak snapped during a 4-3 loss against the Yankees. SP Blake Snell (8-4) struck out eight batters over five innings for Tampa Bay, who is four games below .500 overall.

Twenty-eight year old righty Nathan Eovaldi (1-1 3.94 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season for the Rays. Through 16 innings, Eovaldi has allowed just 10 base runners and has struck out 11 batters. The New York Yankees have won 44 of their first 64 games to start the season and own the best record in the majors. On Thursday, rookie Gleyber Torres provided the big blow with a three-run blast that put the Yankees ahead for good. SP Domingo German struck out ten batters over six frames to earn his first career major league win.

Rookie right--hander Jonathan Loaisiga will make the first start of his major league career for the Yankees. Loaisiga has never pitched above Double-A and has struck out 58 batters in 45 innings of work this season.

New York SP Masahiro Tanaka is currently on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in both of his hamstrings. Through 68 games, Tampa Bay ranks 7th in batting average and 23rd in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 11th in batting average and 3rd in runs scored. Take the over on Friday. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win in high scoring game 7-5.

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