Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Yankees Friday preview

Tonight: at Yankees

7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (1-0, 2.95)

YANKEES: CC Sabathia (1-1, 5.06)

On Moore: Coming off strong Sunday outing vs. White Sox, fanning 10 in 6⅓ innings with no walks. Rays have won all three of his starts. Is 5-2, 3.83 in 10 starts vs. Yankees, 3-1, 4.66 in New York.

On Sabathia: Has become more pitcher than hard thrower. Didn't get through fifth inning of most recent start, Saturday vs. Mariners. Is 13-14, 3.73 in 38 starts against Rays, most of any opponent.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. SABATHIA

Logan Forsythe 6-for-15, 2 HR

Brandon Guyer 1-for-20

D. Jennings 10-for-42

Evan Longoria 24-for-64, 6 HR

YANKEES VS. MOORE

Jacoby Ellsbury 0-for-10

Brett Gardner 3-for-12

Alex Rodriguez 3-for-10

Mark Teixeira 2-for-5

Number of the day

41 RBIs in 58 games at new Yankee Stadium by Rays 3B Evan Longoria, most of any visitor. His 14 homers are second most to Jose Bautista's 17.

On deck

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (3-0, 1.42); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.06)

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