New York Yankees (33-27, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East)
San Diego; Monday, 8:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA in regular season) Tampa Bay: Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24 ERA in regular season)
LINE: Yankees favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Blake Snell and Tampa Bay will host New York in Game 1 of the ALDS.
The Rays are 27-13 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .254 this post-season , Randy Arozarena has lead them with an average of .500, including three extra base hits.
The Yankees are 23-17 against teams from the AL East. New York has a team on-base percentage of .409 this post-season , Gleyber Torres leads them with an OBP of .800 in 7 at-bats.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 52 hits and has 37 RBIs.
Luke Voit leads the Yankees with 22 home runs home runs and is slugging .610.
INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Austin Meadows: (oblique).
Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), James Paxton: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (forearm), Ben Heller: (bicep).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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