Tonight David Price (7-4) and the Rays host Game 3 of 4 against the New York Yankees and Freddy Garcia (7-7). Their number five starter against our ace. I like those odds. Garcia allowed five runs in his last outing, but has pitched quality starts in seven of his last eight appearances. Tampa Bay has won all four of Price's career home starts against New York. (Price: 2-0, 2.93 ERA)
The Rays dropped the first game and won the second. They stand 5.5 games behind New York in the wildcard race and 7.0 games behind Boston for the East.
Matchup: Freddy Garcia (3.43 ERA, 3.94 FIP) vs. David Price (3.73 ERA, 3.11 FIP)
Game Time: 7:10 PM, Tropicana Field
Television/Radio: SunSports HD, WDAE 620 AM
The Yankees are 5-5 over thier last 10 games, the Rays are 4-6. Tonight's lineup will likely be without Ben Zobrist, as he is recovering from a bruised right calf after a painful foul ball struck his leg last night.