New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yonny Chirinos

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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yonny Chirinos
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yonny Chirinos

As long as the rain holds off, the Yankees begin their 10-game homestand tonight with an important three-game series against the Rays. The Yankees currently hold a slim, half-game lead on Tampa for first in the AL East, so losing this series means losing the division lead. Masahiro Tanaka has the ball for the Yankees tonight, and hopefully he can break the mini skid he's been on lately. He has a 5.79 ERA in his last three starts. Fortunately, the Rays haven't found much success against Tanaka this year. In two starts, he's struck out 13 in 13 innings against them. Even better, the Rays only scored one run against him in that span. Unfortunately for the Yankees' bats, they might have an equally

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