New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Angels: Clarke Schmidt vs. Corey Kluber

Clarke Schmidt of the New York Yankees
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Michael Bennington
Saturday September 3, 2022

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Rays visit Yankees to extend home winning streak

The New York Yankees (79-53, first place in the American League East) take on the Tampa Bay Rays (73-57, second in the AL East) in St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

Clarke Schmidt is the likely starting pitcher for the Yankees, while Corey Kluber will take the mound for the Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to extend their home winning run to seven games as they play host to the New York Yankees.

The New York Knicks have a record of 79-53 overall and a record of 34-33 when playing away from home. The Yankees batters as a team have a slugging percentage of .424, which places them fifth in all of Major League Baseball.

The two teams will meet for the 15th time this year when they play each other on Saturday. The season series is currently tied at 8-6, with the Yankees holding the lead.

Aaron Judge is the Yankees’ home run leader with 51, and his slugging percentage is .661. In the last 10 games, Andrew Benintendi has a batting average of 12-for-38 with two doubles, a home run, and five runs batted in.

Yankees have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 games, with a batting average of .221 and an earned run average of .331. They have outscored their opponents by two runs.

INJURIES: Andrew Benintendi, Anthony Rizzo, Jameson Taillon, Luis Gi, Aroldis Chapman, Harrison Bader, Nestor Cortes Jr., Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, Matt Carpenter, Luis Severino, Miguel Castro, Michael King, Chad Green, Stephen Ridings, Zack Britton.

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