7/27 – Yankees at Rays
Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Yankees will play the opening game of a three-game series vs. Tampa Bay tonight…is also the first game of a nine-game, 10-day road trip, which also includes four games at Chicago-AL from Thursday-Sunday and two games at Toronto from 8/4-5…will play 19 of their next 26 games on the road…just completed a 9-1 homestand to start the second half, including three-game sweeps of Detroit and Baltimore, and taking three of four games vs. Oakland…own the second-best record in the Majors behind Los Angeles-NL (62-36)…the Yankees are in a stretch in which they are scheduled to play 33 games in 34 days from 7/17-8/19 (are 9-1 thus far)…are 18-17 against the AL East this season and 42-21 (.667) vs. the rest of Baseball…at 25-21 (.543), own the second-best road record in the AL (Los Angeles: 28-20, .583).
Pitching: A.J. Burnett (9-4, 3.74)
Pitching: James Shields (6-6, 3.70)