3-Game MLB POWER SWEEP
NY Yankees vs. Tampa Bay,
07/06/2019 16:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 4
Money Line: -131 Tampa Bay
8* Tampa Bay (4:10 ET): The Rays have now lost six straight times to the Yankees and are 2-9 against them for the season. The two losses so far in this series have come in excruciating fashion as both went extra innings and saw the Yankees turn in a big inning for the win. But if there was ever a time for TB to break through w/ a win in this AL East rivalry, it looks to be today when they'll send Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell to the bump. I gotta think this is the Rays' day.
Snell is the reason the Rays are favored this afternoon, though his last start against New York was a complete disaster. He got only one out before allowing six runs and was pulled in the first inning. The next start wasn't any good either as the Twins chased him after scoring seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. But last time out was a return to form for Snell as he struck out 12 batters in six innings and the Rays beat the Rangers 6-2 here at home. Notable is that those two previous awful outings both came on the road. Back at Tropicana Field, he allowed just two runs on three hits on Sunday.
CC Sabathia opposed Snell back on June 19th as the Yankees rolled to a 12-1 victory. But it won't go like that here in Tampa considering CC has not been good on the road this year. The hefty lefty has a 6.30 ERA and 1.666 WHIP in six starts away from home this season w/ the team ending up w/ a losing record. The Rays have deserved a better fate in this series and will get the elusive win over the Yankees (finally!) today. 8* Tampa Bay