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    The Tampa Bay Rays (74-57) have a 2-0 series lead and will attempt to sweep the New York Yankees (79-54) on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Yankees are favored (-124) against the underdog Rays (+105) in the matchup, which begins at 1:40 PM ET. Frankie Montas starts for New York while Tampa Bay will counter with Shawn Armstrong.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Yankees vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 4, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Yankees vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Yankees -124 7

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The New York Yankees average 1.5 home runs per game and have hit a league-leading 206 home runs in total.
    • The Yankees have the 20th-ranked batting average in the majors (.238).
    • The Yankees rank fifth in the league with a .321 on-base percentage.
    • The Yankees’ 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 17th in the league.
    • The Yankees average 1.4 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (97 total in road outings).
    • The Yankees are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .412 away from home.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .241.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Aaron Judge leads New York in OBP (.399), slugging percentage (.666) and total hits (141) this season.
    • Judge is 14th in batting average, third in on-base percentage, and first in slugging among all qualifying hitters in baseball.
    • Anthony Rizzo is hitting .225 with 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 55 walks.
    • Rizzo ranks 129th in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging in MLB.
    • Rizzo enters this matchup looking to extend his three-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .231 with two home runs, two walks and two RBI.
    • DJ LeMahieu has collected 118 base hits, an OBP of .362 and a slugging percentage of .386 this season.
    • Gleyber Torres is batting .240 with a .289 OBP and 51 RBI for New York this season.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays’ 119 home runs rank 22nd in Major League Baseball.
    • The Rays have a team batting average of .242 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Rays have an OBP of .311 this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
    • The Rays rank 18th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 67 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .388 in 67 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .241 as a team at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has put up a team-high .396 on-base percentage.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 24th, his on-base percentage is fifth, and he is 72nd in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena’s 128 hits and .452 slugging percentage both lead his team.
    • Arozarena ranks 48th in batting average, 61st in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Harold Ramirez is batting .328 with 20 doubles, five home runs and 16 walks.
    • Isaac Paredes has 13 doubles, 18 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .222.

    Yankees vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    Montas Armstrong
    24 GS 0
    4-11 W-L 2-1
    3.94 ERA 4.72
    130.1 IP 47.2
    35 BB 12
    129 SO 52

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