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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 is a Bronx native who lives and breathes the New York Yankees despite being born into a family full of Mets fans. He is the MLB Editor at RealSport and considers himself a student of the game. When not writing, he can be found either at Yankee Stadium or deep in discussion with his fellow sports nuts.