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Rays-Yankees Thursday preview

Tonight: at Yankees

7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Alex Cobb (0-0, 3.60)

yankees: LH CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.20)

On Cobb: Second start since returning from Tommy John surgery. Retired final 10 batters he faced in first start against Jays. Is 1-1 with 2.11 ERA in three career starts at Yankee Stadium.

On Sabathia: Is 2-4 in past six starts despite allowing three or fewer runs in five. Has also pitched at least six innings in five of those starts.

Key matchups


Logan Forsythe 8-for-19, 2 HRs

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-2

Evan Longoria 28-for-70, 7 HRs

Logan Morrison 2-for-3

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-9


Jacoby Ellsbury 6-for-25, HR

Brett Gardner 2-for-15, HR

Chase Headley 2-for-11

Mark Teixeira 4-for-13, HR

On deck

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-7, 3.39); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (6-11, 5.10)

Saturday: at Yankees, 4:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-17, 4.06); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (12-4, 3.11)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-6, 4.19); Yankees — RH Luis Cessa (4-0, 4.07)

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Yankees Thursday preview 09/07/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:49pm]
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