Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, New York

Tonight: at Yankees

7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (7-6, 3.77)

YANKEES: LH CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.44)

On Archer: Is 6-6, 2.73 ERA in 15 starts vs. Yankees. Has pitched at least six innings in every start, including seven of at least seven innings.

On Sabathia: Has already matched win total from last season. Has two wins this season against Rays in two starts.

Rays vs. Sabathia

Tim Beckham 3-for-11

Evan Longoria 30-for-74, 7 HRs

Logan Morrison 2-for-3

Steven Souza Jr. 6-for-16, HR

Yankees vs. Archer

Jacoby Ellsbury 20-for-40, 2 HRs

Brett Gardner 11-for-40, HR

DiDi Gregorius 7-for-21

Aaron Judge 1-for-6

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays, TBA; Yankees, RH Masahiro Tanaka (7-9, 5.37)

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-6, 4.86); Yankees, LH Caleb Smith (0-1, 8.10)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays, RH Jacob Faria (5-1, 2.67); Yankees, LH Jordan Montgomery (7-5, 3.92)

Comments
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