In the final meeting of the 2016 season at Tropicana Field between the Rays and the Yankees, Tampa Bay looks to avoid the three-game sweep at the hands of the men in pinstripes. First pitch is set for 7:10 from St. Petersburg. The lineups set forth by managers Joe Girardi (Yankees) and Kevin Cash (Rays):
2B Logan Forsythe
CF Kevin Kiermaier
DH Evan Longoria
SS Brad Miller
LF Corey Dickerson
C Curt Casali
3B Juniel Querecuto
1B Richie Shaffer
RF Mikie Mahtook
LHP Blake Snell
LF Brett Gardner
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
C Gary Sanchez
DH Billy Butler
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Chase Headley
SS Didi Gregorius
RF Aaron Hicks
2B Donovan Solano
RHP Luis Cessa
NEED TO KNOW:
- Before the game, Rays Manager, Kevin Cash, said LHP Xavier Cedeno’s season is over.
- Rays RF Steven Souza Jr was placed on the 60-day DL today after undergoing successful hip surgery yesterday in Nashville.
- Rays selected INF Juniel Querecuto from the AA affiliate Montgomery Biscuits. Querecuto, 24, is from Venezuela and plays multiple positions.
STATS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- Rays have hit 210 HR this season already breaking the 199 club record set back in 2009. On pace for 225 and are currently first team since 2006 Braves and Reds to hit at least 210 and have a losing record.
- Rays Brad Miller and Evan Longoria are third pair of teammates with 30 or more HR a piece, joining Longo and Carlos Pena (2009) and Fred McGriff and Jose Canseco (1999).
- Rays are 30-31 since their historic slump of 3-24 from June 16-July 16.
- Rays own the record for most HR off the Yankees in a single season…ALL-TIME…with 36 in 2016. Most since Blue Jays hit 33 off the New York pitching staff back in 2010.
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