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The New York Yankees desperately need to win Sunday’s regular season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The New York Yankees have no choice but to pull off a big win in the last game of the regular season. The Tampa Bay Rays have won the first two of a three-game set, including a 12-2 thrashing on Saturday.

Yet, the Yankees still remained tied with the Boston Red Sox for the top spot in the AL WIld Card. If they win, they’re in. Otherwise, the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays are both a game back of the second spot. If the Yankees lose, there will be an absolute bedlam of a Game 163.


Game Info

Tampa Bay Rays (100-61) @ New York Yankees (91-70)

Start Time: 3:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Pitching matchup

Rays: Michael Wacha (3-5, 5.26 ERA)
Yankees: Jameson Taillon (8-6, 4.40 ERA)



Over/Under: 9.5

Yankees: -1.5

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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.