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The New York Yankees go for the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays in a Thursday matinee. And Gerrit Cole is on the mound.

The New York Yankees have pulled off back-to-back close wins at Tropicana Field, and now go for the sweep on Thursday. Gerrit Cole is on the mound to close out the latest phase of the Florida Project. As an added bonus, the Yankees are on the verge of landing lefty-swinging slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers in a trade.

Following last night’s win, the New York Yankees inched to 8.5 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox. The second-place Rays, meanwhile, dropped to 2.5 games back.


Game Info

New York Yankees (53-47) @ Tampa Bay Rays (60-42)

Start Time: 1:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Pitching matchup

Yankees: Gerrit Cole (10-5, 2.74 ERA)
Rays: Luis Patiño (1-2, 5.26 ERA)



Over/Under: 7.5

Yankees: -1.5

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Yankees Lineup


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Josh Benjamin has been a staff writer at ESNY since 2018. He has had opinions about everything, especially the Yankees and Knicks. He co-hosts the “Bleacher Creatures” podcast and is always looking for new pieces of sports history to uncover, usually with a Yankee Tavern chicken parm sub in hand.