Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - 9/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - 9/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (24-11) at New York Yankees (19-13)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Trevor Richards (0-0) (4.71) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (0-1) (3.48)

The Line: New York Yankees / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees face off on Tuesday in an American League East showdown at Yankee Stadium. On Monday the Rays found success against Gerritt Cole and that was enough to come away with a victory.

The Tampa Bay Rays have found all kinds off success this season and coming into this game they have won six games in a row. On Monday the Rays put up two runs in the 1st quarter and never looked back, and that was enough to come away with the victory.Two games ago against the Marlins the offense put up 12 runs. Ji-man Choi was the difference on Monday putting up two hits and three RBI’s/ In this game the Rays need the offense to be good again. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Yankees  who had won three games in a row before their loss on Monday against the Rays. One of the big problems with this team is they are dealing with a lot of injuries, but others have stepped up around him. On Monday, Luke Voit was one of the only bright spots driving in two runs. The Yankees have a good pitcher on the mound in this game but the offense still needs to give some run support. 

On the mound for the Yankees will be Masahiro Tanaka who comes into this game with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 3.48. In Tanaka’s last start he was lights out going five innings. Look for him to pitch 80 or 85 innings in this game. 

The Rays are 12-1 in their last 13 road games.  The Rays are 47-22 in their last 69 games overall. The Yankees are 3-7 in their last ten games overall. The over is 9-4-2 in the Yankees last 15 home games. The Yankees are 7-3 in Tanaka’s last ten home starts against the Rays.The Rays are 16-37 in their last 53 meetings in New York. 

The Rays have been an impressive coming into this game and they are going to find a way to get to Tanaka in this game. The Rays might not run up the score but they are going to find a way to come away with a victory in this game. Back the Rays.

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