Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet in game 2 of series

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

New York Yankees (55-38, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (45-46, fourth in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 6:50 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Marcus Stroman (7-4, 3.67 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 76 strikeouts); Rays: Zach Eflin (5-5, 4.19 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

: LINE Rays -111, Yankees -109; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays face the New York Yankees, leading the series 1-0.

Tampa Bay has gone 24-25 at home and 45-46 overall. The Rays are 29-6 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

New York has a 55-38 record overall and a 30-19 record on the road. Yankees pitchers have a collective 3.62 ERA, which ranks second in the AL.

Wednesday's game is the eighth time these teams match up this season. The Yankees hold a 4-3 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Isaac Paredes has 17 doubles, a triple and 15 home runs for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 11-for-37 with four doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.

Aaron Judge has 32 home runs, 64 walks and 83 RBI while hitting .308 for the Yankees. Ben Rice is 10-for-37 with three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .222 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Yankees: 3-7, .249 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Rays: Richard Lovelady: 15-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Waguespack: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Yankees: Nick Burdi: 60-Day IL (hip), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Anthony Rizzo: 60-Day IL (wrist), Clarke Schmidt: 60-Day IL (lat), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (tricep), Ian Hamilton: 15-Day IL (lat), Jon Berti: 60-Day IL (calf), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-Day IL (elbow), JT Brubaker: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lou Trivino: 60-Day IL (elbow), Scott Effross: 60-Day IL (back)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.