Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will meet again tonight at 7:05 pm (ET) at Yankee Stadium in New York City, for the second of the series of the 2020 MLB regular season. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game.
Not even Gerrit Cole could lead the Yankees to a win vs. the Rays, who have taken 7 of their past 8 games against the Bronx Bombers and now hold a 4.5 game lead at the top of the AL East division after beating them 5-3.
Now, it'll be up to Masahiro Tanaka to try and get the Pinstripers back on track. Hopefully, the Yankees' bullpen will play as good as they did in the first of the series after some serious struggles over the past couple of weeks.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Time: 7:05PM (ET)
Location: Yankee Stadium, New York
Starting Pitchers: Trevor Richards (Rays), Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees)
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees: Storylines
The Tampa Bay Rays have had the New York Yankees' number all year long. Now, it'll be up to Trevor Richards (4.71 ERA) to keep the momentum going as his team is amid a six-game winning streak.
Richards has faced the Yankees twice this season, holding them to just two runs over seven innings of work. Moreover, the Rays have won 19 out of their past 22 games since facing the Yankees in early-August.
Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for Aaron Boone's side. The Japanese ace will try to get his first win of the campaign, as he's 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA this season and is 10-5 with a 3.33 ERA in 20 appearances vs. the Rays.
Even so, Tanaka has had some serious troubles going the distance this year, as he's yet to throw for over five innings on the season. That's bad news given how poorly the Yankees' bullpen has fared all year long.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees: Predictions And Odds
It seems like oddsmakers are expecting Tanaka and the Yankees to bounce back tonight, as they're given -150 odds to win at home. The Rays are given +128 odds to upset the Bronx Bombers again, with the game total projected at 9 runs.
|Tampa Bay Rays||+128||+132|
|New York Yankees||-150||-150|
|Tampa Bay Rays Runline||+1.5 (-162)||+1.5 (-152)|
|New York Yankees Runline||-1.5 (+135)||-1.5 (+128)|
|Game Total||o/u 9||o/u 9|
* Odds via DraftKings & FanDuel
How Can I Watch Or Live Stream Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees For Free In The U.S?
The 2020 MLB regular season game between Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees to be played on Tuesday 1 at the Yankee Stadium in New York City will be broadcasted in the United States by YES Network, FOX Sports Sun, WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM, WGES 680, WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280, and MLB.TV.