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Game 114 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

As Alex Rodriguez prepares to end his career, the Rays hope to send him out miserably. Also, Matt Duffy makes his Rays debut

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Chris Archer 6 15 4.26 3.95 27.3% 8.9% .239 .303 22 24 143.2 2.0
CC Sabathia 6 9 4.18 4.41 17.5% 9.1% .254 .292 13 20 118.1 1.6

Chris Archer continued his run of solid starts during his last outing as he has continued to get better since his horrid start to the year. During his last start on the 6th against the Twins, Archer allowed a run on three hits, while he walked three and struck out seven over six innings pitched en route to his sixth victory of the season.

CC Sabathia Scouting Report:

After starting off the year with a solid two month run, Sabathia's season has gone awfully since his start on June 22nd. Heading into that start, Sabathia had an ERA in the low two's and a FIP in the low three's, but since then it has ballooned. Over his last nine starts, Sabathia has an ERA in the six's and FIP in the five's. His last start came on the 6th against the Indians where he allowed three runs on six hits -- two home runs -- while he walked four and struck out five before departing with two outs in the sixth inning.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 91.3 8.2% 0.7%
Sinker 90.6 46.3% 27.1%
Cutter 89.3 13.0% 36.8%
Change-up 84.3 0.0% 14.3%
Curveball 82.0 0.0% 1.4%
Slider 81.0 32.3% 19.4%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 94 .326 .231 .366 .364 2 18.1% 12.8%
vs RHB 425 .316 .259 .329 .390 11 17.4% 8.2%
HOME 236 .326 .279 .345 .397 6 13.6% 7.6%
AWAY 283 .310 .233 .329 .376 7 20.9% 10.3%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Brett Gardner - LF
Matt Duffy - SS Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Evan Longoria - 3B Alex Rodriguez - DH
Brad Miller - 1B Mark Teixeira - 1B
Mikie Mahtook - CF Brian McCann - C
Corey Dickerson - LF Didi Gregorius - SS
Steven Souza - RF Starlin Castro - 2B
Tim Beckham - DH Chase Headley - 3B
Bobby Wilson - C Aaron Hicks - RF
Chris Archer - RHP CC Sabathia - LHP