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The Yankees Are In a Slump, But Hope to Rebound Today

The Yankees Are In a Slump, But Hope to Rebound Today

Several great matchups are scheduled for Wednesday in MLB as some division leaders fight to stay on top of the standings. Here’s a look at the best matchups on tap for tonight.

Rays Face Slumping Yankees In Series Finale

The Tampa Bay Rays look for the sweep in the final game of their series against the New York Yankees. Tampa is taking full advantage of the recent Yankees failures and is looking to sweep this series and win their fifth straight game in tonight’s matchup. In the very tight AL East race, they have overtaken the Toronto Blue Jays for second place and are 1.5 games ahead of the fourth-place Baltimore Orioles. 

New York has been quickly fading in the second half of the season by losing 11 of their last 14 games since winning three straight against the Kansas City Royals. As a result, their once massive lead in the AL East is now down to nine games over the Rays in the standings. New York’s bats need to wake up tonight after scoring just one run in the first two games of this series.

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Corey Kluber starts tonight for Tampa and is 7-7 with a 4.40 ERA. He’ll go up against Domingo German for the Yankees, who is 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA this season. 

The Rays win to complete the sweep.

Mets Hope To Avoid Series Loss Against Braves 

The New York Mets have been battling the Atlanta Braves for the top of the NL East recently, with Atlanta on top 2-0 in this series. The Mets recently beat Atlanta 4-1 in their last series at Citi Field but have been dominated in the first two games of this series, being outscored 18-1. As a result, their lead in the standings is now back down to 3.5 games over the second-place Braves. 

Atlanta has the longest winning streak in the Majors at eight games since losing three straight to the Mets. They shut them out 5-0 last night after destroying the Mets’ pitching in the first game 13-1. The Braves are coming off sweeps of the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins on the road in their two previous series. 

New York has a great chance to stop their recent troubles as they send their ace, Max Scherzer, to the mound. He’s 8-2 with a 1.93 ERA and will face Joke Odorizzi, who is 4-4 with a 3.80 ERA on the season. 

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The Mets win as Scherzer dominates once again. 

Dodgers Look To Take Series Lead Against Brewers 

The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers, with the four-game series tied 1-1. Los Angeles has finally cooled off after their 12-game winning streak but is still running away with the NL West and have a 31-6 record since July 4. Their lead in the standings is now 17 games over the second-place San Diego Padres. 

Milwaukee has been struggling and recently gave up their lead in the NL Central. They are 5-9 in their last 13 games since winning seven of eight. After losing the first game against the Dodgers, the Brewers came back to win 5-4 in the 11th inning last night. However, they will be challenged in tonight’s matchup.

Tony Gonsolin will face the Brewers lineup tonight and is 14-1 with a 2.24 ERA for LA. Eric Lauer will be on the hill tonight for Milwaukee and is 8-4 with a 3.64 ERA this season. 

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The Dodgers get another win with Gonsolin on the mound.    

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