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Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, Archer vs. Phelps

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The Yankees open another three game set with division rival.

Mike Stobe

Let's put the last week behind us, shall we? Forget that the Yankees have lost 3 series in a row in a 3-6 stretch.

Focus on the positives: at the season's midpoint, with 39 losses on the year, the Yankees are in a 3 way tie for first in the AL East.

And now, they have a chance to beat up on the last place Rays. Baseball is a long season, and success is about beating the teams you're supposed to beat.

David Phelps tries to rebound from a 5 inning, 6 run drubbing in Toronto. Chris Archer comes off a 7 inning, 4 run performance against the Pirates.

Happy Monday. Go Yankees. Go baseball.

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Desmond Jennings - CF Brett Gardner - LF
Ben Zobrist - SS Derek Jeter - SS
Matt Joyce - DH Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Evan Longoria - 3B Mark Teixeira - 1B
James Loney - 1B Brian McCann - C
Brandon Guyer - LF Carlos Beltran - DH
Logan Forsythe - 2B Kelly Johnson - 3B
Ryan Hanigan - C Brian Roberts - 2B
Kevin Kiermaier - RF Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Chris Archer - RHP David Phelps - RHP