Joe D'Amico's MLB AL East Game of the Month

Joe D'Amico's MLB AL East Game of the Month

Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees, 06/20/2013 19:05 EDT, Score: 8 - 3

Money Line: -109 NY Yankees

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Loss

Today's winner is New York over Tampa Bay. This is my AL East Game of the Month.

New York won the first game of yesterdays Double-Header, 6-4, only to be held to just three hits in the Game 2 loss to LA, 6-0. Tampa Bay was held to a mere two total runs in the first two games against Boston before a Game 3 victory of 6-2. NY has Andy Pettitte on the mound. The LH boasts a career record of 17-7 vs. TB. The seasoned veteran has shut down Evan Longoria as the 3B is 2-for-21 with 11 K's against Pettitte. The Rays have Matt Moore throwing today. The LH has been shelled for 20 runs (19 earned), on 26 hits, in only 12 1/3 IP, over his L3 outings. With news of Derek Jeter about ready to return, the Yankee bats and their fans will come alive today. The Rays are 35-75 their L110 games played at the Yankees, 1-6 their L7 games played following a win, and 2-6 their L8 games played overall. The Yankees are 55-24 their L79 home games vs. teams with a losing road record, 4-1 their L5 games played at home, and 94-47 in Pettitte's L144 home starts. Take New York. Thank you.

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