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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: J.A. Happ vs. Yonny Chirinos

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The Yankees will ring in the Fourth at the Trop

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It’s hard to find a better combination than the Fourth of July and baseball. Watching the Yankees before some fireworks makes for a perfect afternoon, even if the game is at the Trop.

J.A. Happ gets the ball for the Bombers today, hoping to finish his first half on a strong note. The veteran left-hander has struggled for most of the season, pitching to a 5.23 ERA (5.51 FIP) over 84.1 innings. He also has allowed a ton of home runs, with his 2.13 HR/9 the second worst mark among all qualified pitchers. Happ could seriously use a strong start to propel him into the All-Star break.

Yonny Chirinos, meanwhile, will take the mound for the Rays. The 25-year-old has pitched to a 3.10 ERA with a 4.30 FIP across 11 starts. His peripherals aren’t particularly impressive—a 1.35 HR/9, 7.35 K/9—but he has been effective.

Here are the lineups:

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 PM. You can watch on YES, stream on FuboTV, or listen along on WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280. Go Yankees!