After getting swept by the Athletics, the Yankees took two from the Rays and are looking to take the third game this afternoon. Michael Pineda has allowed only two runs over six innings in his last two starts, and another outing like that would go a long way toward a victory.
If the Yankees are to win today, they might have to do it without the help of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, who have both pitched two days in a row. Despite their recent struggles, Johnny Barbato and Chasen Shreve will have to step up in the later innings. Or the lineup is going to have to score 12. Let's find out.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Logan Forsythe - DH||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Logan Morrison - 1B||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Carlos Beltran - RF|
|Corey Dickerson - LF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Steve Pearce - 2B||Alex Rodriguez - DH|
|Brad Miller - SS||Brian McCann - C|
|Steven Souza - RF||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Starlin Castro - 2B|
|Curt Casali - C||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Drew Smyly - LHP||Michael Pineda - RHP|