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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Jake Odorizzi

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Tanaka will make his third start of the season tonight. Can he guarantee the series win for the Yankees?

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Tonight Masahiro Tanaka will make his third start of the season for the Yankees, going up against righty Jake Odorizzi for the Rays. The game will start 7:10 EST and it appears that it will only be available to watch on Fox Sports 1 or MLB.tv.

After sitting out a few games with a sore wrist, Brett Gardner returns to the Yankees lineup tonight. Alex Rodriguez put on quite a show last night, and although Joe Girardi has been adamant about not changing the lineup too much this early in the season, A-Rod will be batting third tonight. Didi Gregorius and Carlos Beltran, both who have struggled since the start of the season, will both get the day off. Beltran is likely benched in part because Chris Young has been successful against Odorizzi in the past.

Tonight's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF David DeJesus - DH
Brett Gardner - LF Steven Souza - RF
Alex Rodriguez - DH Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Mark Teixeira - 1B Evan Longoria - 3B
Brian McCann - C Desmond Jennings - CF
Chris Young - RF Allan Dykstra - 1B
Chase Headley - 3B Logan Forsythe - 2B
Stephen Drew - SS Brandon Guyer - LF
Gregorio Petit - 2B Rene Rivera - C
Masahiro Tanaka - RHP Jake Odorizzi - RHP

A win tonight would guarantee their first series win, so the Yankees should do that.