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Yankees look for fourth straight head-to-head win against the Rays

by Mike Spector | New York Yankees Correspondent |
Mon, Jun 20th 8:14am EDT

The New York Yankees are 16-2 in the last 18 games, and three of the wins in that span came last week in the Bronx when they swept the Tampa Bay Rays.

Betting Impact:

The Yankees are -130 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Tonight’s pitching matchup is between Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33) and Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84). Gerrit Cole's 3.33 ERA is on pace to be his highest of the last five seasons through 13 starts. Cole has allowed five or more earned runs in two of his previous five starts. His .250 winning percentage (2-6 record) against Tampa Bay is the second-worst against any opponent he has faced. Shane McClanahan finished seventh in the AL Rookie of the Year voting this year but might be adding a Cy Young Award to his trophy case this season if he keeps up this blistering pace. McClanahan has won five of his last seven starts and pitched to a 0.98 ERA while striking out at least seven batters in each. McClanahan is the league leader in ERA (1.84), strikeouts (105), and WHIP (0.855).

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