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Tampa Bay Rays Outperform New York Yankees Leading into Series Finale - Rays Favored to Win

The New York Yankees are set to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays in American League East action at Tropicana Field. The Rays took the first game of the series with a 5-3 win. Nestor Cortes Jr. will pitch for the Yankees, while Shane Baz will take the mound for the Rays. With a slight shift in the betting line, New York is currently favored at -109 after opening at -116.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Yankees -109 | Rays -101
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5 (+150) | Rays +1.5 (-170)
  • Total: Over/Under 8 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that New York will win straight-up is 52%.

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New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have been struggling recently but are still performing well overall. They are currently second in the AL East, 3.0 games back in the division and 3.5 games up in the AL Wild Card race. The team's offense has been outstanding, ranking fourth in the league with a .755 team OPS and averaging 5.02 runs per game. They are second in the league in home runs, with 132 so far. Aaron Judge has been a standout player, with impressive stats at the plate. Left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. has been pitching well, with a 4-7 record, 3.41 ERA, and 1.08 WHIP. The Yankees have a power ranking of 28, ranking second in offense and seventh in defense. They currently have a record of 56-38 this season. The team needs to improve their recent performance but still have strong players and potential for success.

Tampa Bay Rays Analysis

The Tampa Bay Rays are currently fourth in the AL East standings, 12.0 games behind in the division and 5.5 games back in the AL Wild Card race. The team has been struggling offensively with a .235/.310/.369 slash line and averaging four runs per game. Despite their offensive struggles, the Rays have been successful in stealing bases, ranking fifth with 90 stolen bases. First baseman Yandy Diaz has been a standout player with a .720 OPS, eight home runs, 43 RBI, and a solid walk-to-strikeout ratio. Rookie righty Shane Baz will be on the mound for the Rays, with a 3-3 record, 4.08 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP in 46.1 innings pitched. Overall, the team has a power ranking of 8 and is currently ranked #25 for offense and #23 for defense. In their last three matchups, the Rays went 1-2 against the New York team. The Rays have shown potential, but need to improve in order to win more games as the season progresses.

Tampa Bay Rays Show Superior Performance Over New York Yankees Heading into Series Finale

Despite the Yankees holding a superior record, the Rays have demonstrated a stronger performance in recent games. In the past month, Tampa Bay has excelled in generating hits, evident in their team batting average of .241, ranking 16th overall, compared to New York's .228, placing them at 26th. Nestor Cortes has encountered challenges while playing away from home, evidenced by his winless record of 0-4, along with a 5.63 ERA and a .295 opposing batting average in 46.1 innings over nine road games. Based on these factors, it is recommended to consider the Tampa Bay Rays as the favored team to secure victory in the upcoming series finale.

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