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New York Yankees Series Preview: Yanks Look To Snap Out Of Funk Against Tampa Bay

Bill Kostroun/ AP Photo
Bill Kostroun/ AP Photo

The New York Yankees welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to the Bronx this weekend as they look to rebound from their abhorrent play. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

Nothing seems to be going right for the New York Yankees, and it may not get any easy when they play host to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays are heading over to the series at Yankee Stadium with tons of momentum having won four of five including Thursday night’s 12-8 victory against the Boston Red Sox.

The pressing Yankees are on the opposite side of the spectrum. They have scored an anemic 2.25 runs per game in their last eight games and own a 1-7 record in that span.

They are also batting .212 in that span and own a .101 average with runners in scoring position in the last three series (nine games).

Their current start (5-9) is the worst start since 2005 when that Yankee squad owned an identical record.

To be optimistic, that team ended up winning 95 games along with the American League East title. The 2016 Yankees must fix their untimely hitting and inconsistent pitching if their fate is to be the same.

The Bombers will look to begin the return to normalcy this weekend, and here’s everything you need to know before tonight’s first pitch.