Yankees vs. Rays: 2020 ALDS Series Preview

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing the Yankees vs. Rays: 2020 ALDS Series Preview. In fact, we will be showcasing the overall series prediction as well as the 2020 postseason results from each team. In addition, we will be going over each team’s playoff history as well as the key players to watch.

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Yankees vs. Rays: 2020 ALDS Series Preview

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2020 American League Division Series: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Series Start Time: Game 1 (Monday, October 5), Game 2 (Tuesday, October 6), Game 3 (Wednesday, October 7), Game 4-if Necessary (Thursday, October 8), Game 5-if Necessary (Friday, October 9)

Series Location: Petco Park-San Diego, California

Starting Pitchers: Game 1=LHP Blake Snell (Rays) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (Yankees), Game 2=RHP Tyler Glasnow (Rays) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees), Game 3=RHP Charlie Morton (Rays) vs. TBA (Yankees)

2020 Regular Season Series: Rays Won the Series 8-2 vs. Yankees

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 1st Ever Postseason Meeting

Tampa Bay Rays (40-20)-#1 Seed in the American League

  • Defeated (8) Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in 2020 AL Wild Card Series
  • 1st Postseason Series Win Since 2008 ALCS
  • Won the AL East Division for the 1st Time Since 2010
  • Back-to-Back Playoff Appearances for the First Time Since 2010-2011
  • 2nd Team in the MLB to Finish Season with 40 or More Wins in 2020 (Dodgers)
  • Signed OF Yoshitomo Tsutsugo in the Off-Season
  • Signed Relief LHP Aaron Loup in the Off-Season
  • Looking for 1st ALCS Appearance Since 2008
  • Has Not Been to the World Series Since 2008
  • Looking for 1st World Championship in Franchise History

New York Yankees (33-27)-#5 Seed in the American League

  • Defeated (4) Cleveland Indians 2-0 in 2020 AL Wild Card Series
  • 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2019 ALDS
  • Finished in 2nd Place in the AL East Division
  • 4th Straight Playoff Appearance Dating Back to 2017
  • Signed Starting RHP Gerrit Cole in the Off-Season
  • Acquired Relief RHP Addison Russ from Philadelphia Phillies at the 2020 Trade Deadline
  • Has Not Been to the ALCS Since 2019
  • Looking for 1st World Championship Appearance Since 2009
  • Has Not Won the World Series Since 2009

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Top Players to Watch in Rays vs. Yankees ALDS Series (2020 MLB Regular Season Statistics)

Tampa Bay Rays

  • INF Brandon Lowe: 0.269 BA, 14 Home Runs, 37 RBIs
  • INF Willy Adames: 0.259 BA, 8 Home Runs, 23 RBIs
  • OF Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 0.197 BA, 8 Home Runs, 24 RBIs
  • LHP Blake Snell: 4-2 Record, 3.24 E.R.A, 63 Strikeouts
  • RHP Tyler Glasnow: 5-1 Record, 4.08 E.R.A, 91 Strikeouts

New York Yankees

  • INF Luke Voit: 0.277 BA, 22 Home Runs, 52 RBIs
  • INF D.J. LeMahieu: 0.364 BA, 10 Home Runs, 27 RBIs
  • OF Aaron Judge: 0.257 BA, 9 Home Runs, 22 RBIs
  • RHP Gerrit Cole: 7-3 Record, 2.84 E.R.A, 94 Strikeouts
  • RHP Masahiro Tanaka: 3-3 Record, 3.56 E.R.A, 44 Strikeouts

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