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Yankees-Rays - Over 7
Matt Moore is living up to his great potential this season, but I see a slight regression occurring. CC Sabathia remains good, but no longer is dominant. Neither pitcher has a good history against the team he is facing in this matchup.
So I don't believe it's too much to ask the Yankees and Rays - both of whom are hitting well - to score at least three runs apiece in this game, which at worst would get at least a push on this low American League total.
The Yankees are missing some key sticks, but still have managed to sock 21 homers, bat .293 and average 5.9 runs during their last 12 games. Tampa Bay is swinging the bats well, too, scoring six or more runs in four of its last five games.
Many pitchers don't like throwing at Tropicana Field. Sabathia is one of them. He's 1-4 with a 4.01 ERA in his previous eight starts at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria is batting .359 against Sabathia.
Moore has a 5.06 career ERA in four starts versus the Yankees. He allowed 11 runs in 9 1/3 innings during two September starts against the Yankees last year. The Yankees are 7-1-1 to the over in their last nine road games.