Price Looks To Win Series Versus Yankees

The Tampa Bay Rays (73-53) will look to hold on to first place in the AL East as they take on the New York Yankees.

David_Price_TOR_JulyThe Rays will send David Price (7-5, 3.29 ERA)  to the mound against CC Sabathia (11-10, 4.83 ERA).

In his career versus the Yankees David Price is 7-4 with a 3.74 ERA in 19 appearances.  He last faced the Yankees at Tropicana field on April 23rd taking the loss  in a 4-3 Yankees victory despite only allowing 3 runs in 8 innings pitched.

Sabathia has won just 4 of his last 22 starts against Tampa Bay since joining the Yankees.  Overall he is 4-11 with a 4.47 ERA . He is 3-7 with a 4.39 ERA at Tropicana Field which is his highest ERA in any major league park.

He last faced the Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 26th and allowed 7ER in 5 innings taking the loss in a Rays 10-6 victory.

Rays Lineup: Desmond Jennings (CF), Ben Zobrist (2b), Evan Longoria (3b), Wil Myers (DH), Sean Rodriguez (LF), Yunel Escobar (SS), James Loney (1b), Jose Molina (C), Sam Fuld (RF)

Yankees Lineup: Ichiro Suzuki (RF), Eduardo Nunez (SS), Robinson Cano (2b), Alfonso Soriano (LF), Alex Rodriguez (3b), Vernon Wells (DH), Curtis Granderson (CF), Mark Reynolds (1b), Austin Romine (C)

Joe Maddon once again reiterated that Wil Myers at DH has nothing to do with a nagging injury to Myers. The decision is solely based on the fact that Myers is not bothered by being the DH.

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