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Tampa Bay Rays (44-21) vs New York Yankees (36-29)
Friday, October 09, 2020 at 7:10 pm
It’s hard to pick a side between the Rays and Yankees in a winner-take-all game five, but the one thing that we have seen for the most part is runs on the board, and that’s been the case with or without Gerrit Cole on the mound for New York. Sure, Cole’s the staff ace and looked pretty good in game one, but he’s never pitched on less than regular rest in his career, and who knows what we’ll get from him after throwing almost 100 pitches in game one. The Rays are capable of blowing up on the scoreboard as well, despite having one of the deepest bullpens in all of baseball. Even in a high-pressure game five, I think we’re in for a higher-scoring affair than what the total would suggest, so give me the over as my premium pick for this game.