ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Rays and Yankees open an important three-game series in Tampa Bay.
The Yankees enter the game having lost four of their last five, while the Rays split a four-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. The Rays are now just 3.5 games back of the division-leading Yankees and 1.5 back of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
The Rays offense will be tested against CC Sabathia, who has split his two starts since coming off the disabled list in late August.
In the two weekend games against the Blue Jays, the Rays offense exploded for 14 runs after scoring just one run in the first two games of the set. Pitcher David Price also picked up his 17th victory of the season Sunday against Toronto.
Date and Time: Monday, September 4, 1:10 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports (Tampa Bay), YES (New York)
Radio: WDAE (Tampa Bay), WCBS (New York).
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