Rays vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

New York Yankees (21-18) vs Tampa Bay Rays (30-9)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Nestor Cortes (3-2) (4.74) vs Shane McClanahan (7-0) (1.76)

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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were able to secure the 6-5 victory on Friday. 

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays sit with a 30-10 record overall but on Friday they gave up two runs in the 8th inning and that was the difference as they were defeated. The Rays are averaging 6.1 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.1 runs per game. The offense is ranked 2nd while the pitching is ranked 1st. Shane McClanahan gets the start for the Rays and he sits with a 7-0 record and an ERA of 1.76. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles he went six innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees sit with a 22-18 record overall and all these games against the AL East are super important. Anthony Rizzo had a strong game finishing with two hits, two runs, and three RBIs. The Yankees are averaging 4.4 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.0 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 9th. Anthony Rizzo has hit eight home runs and driven in 20 RBIs. On the mound for the Yankees is Nestor Cortes who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 4.74. In his last start against the A’s he went five innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

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Rays vs Yankees Trends

Rays are 8-0 in McClanahans last 8 starts. Yankees are 6-0 in Cortes Jr.s last 6 Saturday starts. Yankees are 5-0 in Cortes Jr.s last 5 starts vs. American League East. Yankees are 0-4 in Cortes Jr.s last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. Yankees are 0-4 in Cortes Jr.s last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rays are going to get the job done. The Rays have won the last eight starts by McClanahan and it’s going to be no different in this game. Cortes Jr hasn’t been as lights out this season as last year and that is going to be the difference as Tampa Bay gets the job done. Back the Rays on the money line.

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