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    The Tampa Bay Rays (79-52) host the New York Yankees (62-67) at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays are favored (-125) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Yankees (+106). Tampa Bay’s Zack Littell and New York’s Carlos Rodon will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Yankees

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Yankees Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -125 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Yankees?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.5 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 190 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay is fourth in the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Rays are fourth in baseball with a .331 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 19 mark in baseball.
    • The Rays have hit 92 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • Tampa Bay has a .444 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .256 with 556 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .403, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .507. He’s batting .326 on the season.
    • Among all qualified batters in the majors, he ranks fourth in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 17th in slugging.
    • Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay in total hits (100) this season while batting .257 with 46 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .509 with an on-base percentage of .357.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 74th, his on-base percentage 26th, and his slugging percentage 15th.
    • Paredes takes a six-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .349 with three doubles, three home runs, a walk and 10 RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has collected 118 base hits, an OBP of .368 and a slugging percentage of .432 this season.
    • Josh Lowe has been key for Tampa Bay with 103 hits, an OBP of .323 plus a slugging percentage of .493.

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The Yankees have hit 178 homers this season, which ranks seventh in the league.
    • New York ranks 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .229.
    • The Yankees have an OBP of just .304 this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.
    • New York ranks 14th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 60 road contests this season.
    • In 60 road games this season, it is slugging .381 with 159 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .232 on the road this season.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Gleyber Torres has a team-high OBP (.334) and slugging percentage (.441), and leads the Yankees in hits (130, while batting .268).
    • Including all the qualifying players in the big leagues, he is 50th in batting average, 61st in on-base percentage and 66th in slugging percentage.
    • Aaron Judge is hitting .270 with 11 doubles, 28 home runs and 58 walks. He’s slugging .631 with an on-base percentage of .398.
    • Anthony Volpe is hitting .217 with 15 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 43 walks.
    • DJ LeMahieu is batting .247 with 18 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 43 walks.

    Rays vs. Yankees Probable Pitchers

    Zack Littell (TB) Pitcher Carlos Rodón (NYY)
    2 – 4 W/L 1 – 4
    52.2 IP 33
    4.27 ERA 6.27
    1.253 WHIP 1.424
    8.0 K/9 7.1
    1.2 BB/9 4.9

    Rays vs. Yankees Injury Updates

    • Rays: Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Kevin Kelly: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Forearm)
    • Yankees: Billy McKinney: 10 Day IL (Back), Anthony Rizzo: 10 Day IL (Concussion), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Josh Donaldson: 60 Day IL (Calf), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rays and Yankees (Last 10 Games)


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