New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will play today, April 18, at 1:05 pm (ET) at Yankee Stadium in New York City for the 2021 MLB regular season. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this exciting matchup, such as the match information, predictions, odds, and even how to watch the game on ESPN+.

Yankees and Rays have developed quite the strong rivalry in the American League East over the past couple of years, with high tensions and a potential brawl every single time they see each other.

That, plus the combination of talent these two contenders have, makes this game a must-watch for baseball fans all over the world, especially following such an exciting first game of the series.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees: Match Information

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM (ET)
Location: Yankee Stadium, New York City
Starting Pitchers: Andrew Kittredge (2-0, 1.69), Gerrit Cole (2-0, 1.47)

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees: Time By State In The U.S

ET: 1:05 PM
CT: 12:05 PM
MT: 11:05 AM
PT: 10:05 AM

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees: Storylines

It's not a secret that these teams - including their managers - just can't stand each other. "Tensions are high. We’ve gone back and forth with the Rays. (...) but I think the most important thing is just focusing on the game and let our play do the talking and I think that’s the best outcome for both sides," Yankees star Aaron Judge recently said.

The Tampa Bay Rays already took the first series from the New York Yankees this season, including victories over Corey Kluber, and Domingo Germán. Now, the Bronx Bombers will try and get back at them at home.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees: Record

Tampa Bay Rays: 7-8

New York Yankees: 5-9

How Can I Watch Or Live Stream Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees In The U.S

The 2021 MLB regular-season game between New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays to be played on Sunday 18 at Yankee Stadium in New York City will be broadcasted in the United States by ESPN+, YES Network, Bally Sports Sun, and MLB TV.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees: Predictions And Odds

As expected, oddsmakers believe that the New York Yankees will bounce back with Gerrit Cole on the mound. Right now, they have odds of -225, while the game total is set at 8 runs.

Winner Yankees -225
Game Total o/u 8

* Odds via FanDuel