Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Florida

When: Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Rays TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun, WDAE 620 AM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Tampa Bay Rays

Catcher Travis D’Arnaud hit three homers Monday night to seal a dramatic 5-4 over the Yankees in the first game of the three-game series.

Tampa Bay has a 86.4% chance to make the postseason and a 6.8% chance to take the World Series.

The Rays are 15-1 to win the American League and 25-1 to win the 2019 World Series title.

New York Yankees

The Yankees are on a small cold spell, losing four of their last six after Monday night’s loss to Tampa Bay.

The Yankees have a 98.9% chance to make the postseason and a 11% chance to take the World Series.

The Yankees favored to win the AL at 17-10 and are 7-2 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Rays: Yonny Chirinos (8-4, 3.11 ERA)

Chirinos continued his terrific season, throwing seven innings against Baltimore in his last start, allowing just two earned runs while striking out eight.

  • Chirinos has faced the Yankees four times this season, throwing 21.2 innings, allowing eight earned runs (3.32 ERA) and striking out 15 batters.
  • Chirinos has surrendered seven homers in his last eight starts.
  • The Rays’ righty has thrown seven straight quality starts.

New York Yankees: Domingo German (11-2, 3.40 ERA)

German has thrown two outstanding start since his return from a hip issue.

  • In his last start, German held Toronto scoreless over six innings with seven strikeouts.
  • The Yanks’ righty has struck out 13 batters in his 12 July innings.
  • German has surrendered just eight hits in the 12 innings since his return on July 3rd.

Hitter Notes

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay has won four of five games in the second half, scoring 38 runs in the five games, including two games of 12 or more runs in the contest.

  • 1B Ji-Man Choi is 1 for 2 against German with a solo homer to his credit.
  • OF Kevin Kiermaier is 1 for 5 against German with a triple.
  • OF Tommy Pham is 0 for 4 against the righty with one strikeout.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their four games since the All-Star Break, an average of just over three runs per game.

  • OF Brett Gardner is 2 for 13 versus Chirinos with two singles.
  • C Gary Sanchez is 0 for 11 against Rays’ righty, after an 0 for 3 performance on July 4th.
  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 1 for 9 against Chirinos with five strikeouts.

Roster Notes

Tampa Bay Rays

  • SP Tyler Glasnow has been shut down for two more weeks before starting a throwing program putting his 2019 return in serious jeopardy.
  • RP Diego Castillo has returned from the 10-day IL and is on the active roster.
  • RP Chaz Roe has a strained flexor and is on the 10-day IL.

New York Yankees

  • Manager Aaron Boone admitted that he doesn’t know when OF Giancarlo Stanton will be ready to return from a right knee injury.
  • SP Luis Severino has started a rehab program that may allow him to return in September.
  • RP Dellin Betances has also begun a light throwing program that could allow him to come back to the roster by mid-September.

Game Odds Yankees vs Rays

If you are in New Jersey you can log onto 888Sport or BetStars and bet on the Yankees vs Rays MLB game. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!


Sportsbook TB Rays NY Yankees Link
888Sport NJ +135 -167
BetStars NJ +140 -167 

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Total Runs

Sportsbook  Over  Under Link
888Sport NJ 10  -106 10  -115
BetStars NJ 7.5  +210 7.5  -250

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Run Line

Sportsbook TB Rays  NY Yankees  Link
888Sport NJ +1.5  -141 -1.5  +117
BetStars NJ +4.5  -550 -4.5  +400  

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