The New York Yankees have won four consecutive games against the Tampa Bay Rays, including last night's 4-2 victory in the series opener.
There has not yet been a line posted on today's game, as Tampa Bay is undecided about its starting pitching plans. The Yankees and Rays have met eight times this year, and Tampa Bay has scored 15 runs total. None of their last seven meetings have totaled more than seven runs. Now the Rays will have to deal with Nestor Cortes (6-2, 1.94), who has allowed just two earned runs on seven hits in 13.1 innings over two combined starts against them. Tampa Bay has lost eight of ten games and has averaged 2.0 runs per game in those losses.