Jake Odorizzi (2-2, 3.46 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays (22-25) go up against Nathan Eovaldi (5-2, 3.95 ERA) and the New York Yankees (23-25) in the last of a three-game division series at Tropicana Field. The Rays won the last game 9-5, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and will air on WPIX and SUN.
In his most recent outing, Odorizzi pitched 5.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins. Steve Pearce (.302, 19 Rs, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The Yankees were victorious over the Blue Jays 6-0 the last time Eovaldi pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out five and walking three. Jacoby Ellsbury (.287, 19 Rs, 2 HRs, 15 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 yesterday.
The odds are Rays -105 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
The Yankees are 3-2 against the Rays this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - TB
The Rays are 12-11 against their divisional rivals, while the Yankees are 8-12 against their division.
The Rays managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Yankees who are coming in with a 12-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rays are 3-18. The Yankees have a 4-22 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Tampa Bay has hit 70 this season. New York ranks 16th with 50 home runs.
Tampa Bay and New York both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Tampa Bay sits at 21st with 8.04 hits per game and New York ranks 25th with 7.88.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.689). Tampa Bay ranks in the top half at 11th with an OPS of .744.
The Yankees are 14-19 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rays are 10-23 when they allow at least one homer.