The Yankees are 13-17 against teams from the AL East. New York is hitting a collective batting average of .226 this season, led by Aaron Judge with an average of .291.
The Rays are 15-9 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay has hit 69 home runs this season, eighth in the MLB. Austin Meadows leads the club with 13, averaging one every 14.4 at-bats.
The Yankees won the last meeting 5-3. Luis Cessa earned his first victory and Clint Frazier went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for New York. Andrew Kittredge registered his first loss for Tampa Bay.
TOP PERFORMERS: Judge leads the Yankees with 20 extra base hits and is slugging .544.
Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 52 hits and has 27 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 4-6, .221 batting average, 2.91 ERA, outscored by six runs