Rays vs. Yankees: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
Yandy Diaz and the Tampa Bay Rays (26-6) host Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (17-15) at 6:40 PM ET on Friday.
See how to watch the Tampa Bay-New York matchup below.
When is Rays vs. Yankees and when does it start?
This contest between the Rays and Yankees will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 6:40 PM ET.
Where to watch Rays vs. Yankees
The Rays and Yankees will take to the field at Tropicana Field for this matchup on May 5, and if you’d like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on BSSUN.
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Rays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 31 total times this season. They’ve finished 26-5 in those games.
The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 67 total home runs, averaging 2.1 per game.
The Rays lead the league with a .525 slugging percentage this season, hammering out 132 extra-base hits.
Tampa Bay’s 2.87 team ERA ranks first among all MLB pitching staffs.
The Rays average MLB’s lowest WHIP (1.090).
Yankees Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Yankees have been the underdog seven times and won one of those games.
New York’s 39 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
Fueled by 77 extra-base hits, the Yankees rank 20th in MLB with a .381 slugging percentage this season.
New York has pitched to a 3.53 ERA this season, which ranks seventh in baseball.
The Yankees have a combined WHIP of just 1.170 as a pitching staff, which is the fourth-best in baseball this season.
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Rays Starter Recent Performance: Yonny Chirinos
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Yankees Starter Recent Performance: Jhony Brito
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Rays Key Players to Watch
Yonny Chirinos starts for the first time this season for the Rays.
The 29-year-old right-hander has appeared out of the bullpen four times this season.
In four games this season, he has a .64 ERA and 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are batting .128 against him.
Diaz leads Tampa Bay in homers with eight while also maintaining a team-best .327 batting average.
Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with eight and runs batted in with 29.
Wander Franco has collected 36 base hits, an OBP of .370 and a slugging percentage of .545 this season.
Yankees Key Players to Watch
Jhony Brito (2-3) will take to the mound for the Yankees and make his seventh start of the season.
The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in five innings against the Texas Rangers.
The 25-year-old has an ERA of 5.56 and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .247 in six games this season.
Torres is batting .236 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 17 walks.
Anthony Rizzo’s 14 runs batted in and .289 batting average are both team-highs.
Anthony Volpe has three doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 walks while hitting .221.
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