Game 28: Yankees vs. Rays
The Yankees will open a three-game series against the Rays tonight, looking to snap a two-game skid after being swept in a weather-abbreviated two-game set by the Mariners. The Yanks are 2-2 against Tampa Bay so far this year, having split a four-game set at Tropicana Field back on April 17-20. New York is 13-20 in its last 33 games against Joe Maddon’s club.
Joe Girardi is managing his 1,000th game as Yankees manager tonight, handing the ball to left-hander Vidal Nuno, who is making his third start (sixth appearance) of the season. Nuno has a 1.64 ERA in two career starts vs. Tampa Bay. The Rays have left-hander David Price on the mound; New York defeated Price on April 17 in St. Petersburg, pounding him for six runs in five innings, but Price is 9-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 22 career games against the Yanks.
The game will be televised on the YES Network and the MLB Network, and can be heard on WFAN.
Here are tonight’s lineups:
Ben Zobrist 2B
David Price LHP (3-2, 4.75)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
LHP Vidal Nuno (0-0, 6.59)