Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/30/2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:05 PM on SUN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (6-7) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (5-5)
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Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will give the ball to David Price as they face the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. Price will be making his 18th start as Kuroda makes his 17th.
David Price got the win his last time out and that took his record to 6 – 7 with a 3.63 ERA. In the win, Price gave up just a run (on a solo homer) and 5 hits in 8.1 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 11. It was one of Price’s better efforts of the season and the 5th start where he struck out 10 or more. It could be a turning point for the lefty as he chases last season’s 10 – 8 record and 3.33 ERA in 27 starts.
In 2013, Price was 2 – 1 with a 3.00 ERA in 3 starts against the Yankees. This season, Price has a loss and a no-decision against the Yankees in 2 starts after allowing 8 runs and 18 hits in 12 innings of work.
Hiroki Kuroda evened his record at 5- 5 with a 4.23 ERA after getting the win in his last outing. In 6.1 innings of work, Kuroda surrendered 3 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) as he walked 2 and struck out 4. His record really doesn’t reflect the quality of his pitching this season as he is getting the job done without overpowering hitters. In 2013, Kuroda struggled down the stretch as he compiled a record of 11 – 13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Kuroda lost both of his starts against the Rays. This season he has a no-decision against Tampa Bay after allowing 3 runs and 7 hits in 5.2 innings.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 41-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 36-44-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
New York Yankees
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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