- The Rays visit the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium
- Lefty Ryan Yarbrough (0-7, 5.08) will start for Tampa Bay against Gerrit Cole (9-4, 3.38)
- A look at the Rays vs Yankees odds can be found below with a pick
The New York Yankees will try to pull out of their skid as they host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m. ET Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
The American League East-leading Yankees (72-43, 41-15) were blanked by the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Sunday night on the road for their fourth loss in the last five games and ninth in their last 11. The Rays (60-53, 25-31) have won back-to-back games, including beating the visiting Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Sunday, following a three-game losing streak.
The Yankees still hold a 10-game game lead in the AL East over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays are 1.5 games in front of the Orioles for the third AL wild card.
Rays vs Yankees Odds
|Tampa Bay Rays||+195||+1.5 (-105)||O 8.0 (+100)|
|New York Yankees||-230||-1.5 (-115)||U 8.0 (-120)|
Odds as of Aug. 15 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
New York has +425 World Series odds and the Rays’ odds are at +5000.
The weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy, a gametime temperature of 75 degrees with a low of 68 and southeast wind from 6-8 mph.
Tampa Bay vs New York Probable Pitchers
In Monday’s MLB lineups, left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (0-7, 5.08) is expected to pitch for the Rays against Gerrit Cole (9-4, 3.38). Both will be working on five days of rest.
Yarbrough vs Cole
Yarbrough will continue to look for his first win of the season in his ninth start and 14th game. He took the loss in relief last Tuesday against the Brewers in Milwaukee, giving three runs on four hits and one walk in 3.1 innings while striking out five.
He does have his good moments.
Ryan Yarbrough, Wicked 72mph Breaking Ball. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/gY3BoEYwr7
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 27, 2021
Yarbrough has had success against the Yankees, going 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 11 career games (three starts). He is 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA in five games (one start) at Yankee Stadium.
On the road this season, Yarbrough has an 0-5 record and 4.91 ERA in eight games (four starts). He is 0-5 with a 5.71 ERA in eight games (four starts) at night. The Rays are just 2-11 in games Yarbrough has pitched this season.
Cole is 0-2 with a 5.04 ERA in his last four starts but pitched seven shutout innings against the Mariners in a no-decision last Tuesday at Seattle. Cole scattered four hits, did not issue any walks, and struck out eight.
Against the Rays, Cole is 5-6 in his career with a 3.19 ERA in 18 starts. However, three of those wins have come in the postseason and he is just 2-6 in the regular season.
2022 AL SO Leaders:
Gerrit Cole (178)
Dylan Cease (174)
Shane McClanahan (161)
Shohei Ohtani (157)
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 13, 2022
Cole, who has +11000 AL Cy Young Award odds, is 4-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 12 starts at home this season. At night, he has a 6-2 record and 3.63 ERA in 15 starts. The Yankees are 15-8 when Cole takes the mound.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Rays Batters||Batting Average vs Gerrit Cole|
|Yankees Batters||Batting Average vs Ryan Yarbrough|
The Rays’ David Peralta is 4 for 9 against Cole with three doubles while Taylor Walls in hitless in six at-bats with three strikeouts.
Yarbrough has given fits to Andrew Benintendi, who is 0 for 14 with seven strikeouts against him. However, Marwin Gonzalez is 3 for 7 against Yarbrough.
Rays vs Yankees Betting Trends
Randy Arozarena hit a three-run home to spur the Rays past the Orioles on Sunday. Peralta singled in Tampa Bay’s other run.
O will they ever learn? pic.twitter.com/5R3kB78fzc
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 14, 2022
Francisco Mejia and Taylor Walls had two hits each for the Rays.
Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe missed his second straight game with right shoulder soreness but could return Monday.
The Yankees were shut out on two hits, both singles, by the Red Sox on Sunday night. Aaron Judge went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, snapping his streak of 14 straight games reaching base.
The Yankees have won seven of 10 from the Rays this season, including all three games at Yankee Stadium. Judge and Tampa Bay’s Isaac Paredes have each hit four home runs.
Aaron Judge this season
HR 46 1st
RBI 100 1st
R 96 1st
SLG .684 1st
OPS 1.085 1st pic.twitter.com/NDeltU2w31
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 14, 2022
That comes after the Rays went 22-12 against the Yankees the previous two seasons.
TB vs NYY Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
Rays vs Yankees Prediction
The odds are large for a reason, but the Yankees are the clear choice in this one, especially with Cole getting back on track last week.
Pick: Yankees ML (-230)