Game: Tampa Bay Rays (967) @ New York Yankees (968)
Time: Sunday 09/06 1:05 PM Eastern
Pick: New York +120 (moneyline)
Tampa Bay is a .500 road team, but opened a road favorite here. The Rays are 2-6 as a road favorite, plus 3-8 away against a team with a winning record. Tampa Bay has a bad offense, 18th in slugging and 28th in runs scored. It doesn’t help that 3B Evan Longoria suffered a bruised right forearm when he was hit by a pitch Saturday. The Rays are 2-7 against a right-handed starter, as well as 8-17 on the road vs. a righty. While Tampa Bay struggles on offense, the Bronx Bombers are third in baseball in slugging and second in runs scored. New York is on a 6-2 run, 5-0 against a right-handed starter, and 6-2 vs. a team with a losing record. The Yankees trail first-place Toronto by just 1½ games in the American League East, and the Rays are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings at Yankee Stadium. Play the New York Yankees.