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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Jordan Montgomery vs. Jacob Faria

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The Yankees can sweep the Rays and win their seventh straight game with rookie Jordan Montgomery on the mound.

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This is an exciting time for the Yankees. They've won six in a row and have a chance to sweep away the division rival Rays. They've walked off twice in the past three games, and they just made another win-now move this morning. It's all happening.

Jordan Montgomery will be tasked with making it seven straight. He'll square off with Jacob Faria, making this a matchup between perhaps the two best rookie starters in the AL. Montgomery owns an 89 ERA- and FIP- across 109 innings this year, leading all AL rookie pitchers with 1.9 fWAR. Faria, a left-hander, ranks second to Montgomery, and has posted a 63 ERA- and 85 FIP- in 59 innings this season.

The game starts at 1:05 EST and can be seen on the YES Network.

Today's Lineups

Peter Bourjos - CF Brett Gardner - CF
Steven Souza - RF Clint Frazier - LF
Evan Longoria - 3B Aaron Judge - RF
Lucas Duda - DH Matt Holliday - DH
Trevor Plouffe - 1B Didi Gregorius - SS
Corey Dickerson - LF Chase Headley - 1B
Wilson Ramos - C Todd Frazier - 3B
Tim Beckham - 2B Ronald Torreyes - 2B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Austin Romine - C
Jacob Faria - RHP Jordan Montgomery - LHP