Yankees aim to end 3-game slide, take on the Rays
New York Yankees (79-54, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (74-57, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Frankie Montas (4-11, 3.94 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 129 strikeouts); Rays: Shawn Armstrong (2-1, 4.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -122, Rays +103; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees aim to break their three-game slide with a victory against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay has a 44-23 record in home games and a 74-57 record overall. The Rays have a 20-8 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.
New York has a 34-34 record on the road and a 79-54 record overall. The Yankees have hit 206 total home runs to lead MLB.
Sunday’s game is the 16th time these teams meet this season. The Yankees are up 8-7 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has 31 doubles and eight home runs while hitting .288 for the Rays. Isaac Paredes is 6-for-19 with four home runs over the past 10 games.
Aaron Judge has 20 doubles, 52 home runs and 114 RBI for the Yankees. Anthony Rizzo is 6-for-21 with two home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .282 batting average, 2.67 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs
Yankees: 4-6, .205 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: Rays: Shane McClanahan: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (tricep), Ryan Thompson: 15-Day IL (tricep), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Yankees: Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Anthony Rizzo: day-to-day (back), Jameson Taillon: day-to-day (forearm), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Aroldis Chapman: 15-Day IL (leg), Harrison Bader: 60-Day IL (foot), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15-Day IL (groin), Scott Effross: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (elbow), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-Day IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)