Rays @ Yankees: AL East rivals clash in third game on Wednesday
Rays @ Yankees MLB odds spreads and predictions
The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will play in the third game of their series on Wednesday.
Aaron Judge smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and Didi Gregorius followed with a grand slam as the New York Yankees rolled to an 8-3 win over the Rays on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Yankees increased their lead in the American League East to six games over the Rays.
Edwin Encarnacion clobbered his 28th homer of the season, and DJ LeMahieu hit his 13th home run.
When is it? Wednesday July 17th
What time is first pitch? 7:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Yankee Stadium
Which channel is it on? ESPN
The Rays, on the other hand, will look to rebound in the final game of the series.
Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 at the plate, which included a solo homer, and Yandy Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the fourth inning, and an RBI double in the sixth.
The losing pitcher for the Rays was Colin Poche. He allowed six runs on four hits over 1.2 innings of work.
Rays @ Yankees Run Line
The New York Yankees are giving the Rays 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
After splitting the first two games of this series at Yankee Stadium, look for the Bronx Bombers to take control of this series with a victory in this game.
The Yankees will look to extend their division lead over the second-place Rays.
Take New York here.
Rays @ Yankees Over/Under
The over/under in this one is set at 9.5 total runs.
My final score prediction: New York Yankees 7, Tampa Bay Rays 5.
Roll with the over in this matchup.
Where the game will be won or lost
The New York Yankees will send right-handed pitcher Domingo German to the mound.
German, who is 11-2 with a 3.40 ERA so far this season, is 2-0 with a .075 ERA in two starts since returning from the injured list.
The Rays will counter with right-hander Yonny Chirinos.
Chirinos has an 8-4 record with a 3.11 ERA. He had a career-high eight strikeouts in his last start against the Baltimore Orioles, and he has seven straight quality starts under his belt.