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About New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays have developed quite a rivalry of late. Even though the distance between New York and Tampa is over one thousand miles, the intensity of this rivalry has gone up a notch. One of the biggest reasons is that the Yankees play their spring training games in Tampa. What that does is that a lot of fans in the area cheer on the team from the Big Apple because support in Tampa has always been somewhat divided. The fact the Yankees and the Rays are AL East rivals and play each other multiple times during the season adds just that little bit more to the proceedings.

Moments That Define the Yankees-Rays Rivalry

The Spring Training Slugfest - The rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays really took off during Spring Training in 2008. There was a collision at home plate between Elliot Johnson (Rays) and Francisco Cervelli (Yankees). The very next day Shelly Duncan of the Yankees went in spike-high on Rays’ Akinori Iwamura. That incident prompted Jonny Gomes to run towards Duncan and subsequently knock him right to the ground.

Yankees Miss the Playoffs - The date was September 25, 2013, and the New York Yankees took on the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Rays won that particular encounter 8-3 to knock the Yankees out of the postseason contention for only the second time since the wild card era began.

The Yankees-Rays Head to Head

The New York Yankees have squared off against the Tampa Bay Rays on more than three hundred occasions. They have the upper hand over their opponents from Tampa.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
341 201 140 .589 109-59 92-81

The Yankees have a better head-to-head record against the Tampa Bay Rays at both home and on the road. The Yankees have recorded 1,736 runs compared to the Rays’ 1,450. These two rivals have never played each other in the postseason though.

The Greats of the Game

The New York Yankees have won a whopping twenty seven World Series titles and you don’t become the best team in MLB history without some serious star power. Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter among many others have been instrumental in making the Yankees the most successful baseball franchise on the planet. The Tampa Bay Rays might not have the history of the Yankees but their fans have seen Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, James Shields and Aubrey Huff in action. The Rays have clinched one pennant and two division championships. The time has now come for them to add to that haul.

The Rays go up against the Yankees

Fans will get to see the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays this season too and it doesn’t get more exciting than this. There is always a lot of hype surrounding games between these two sides and this is why New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays tickets are always in demand. Be it Yankee Stadium or the Tropicana Field, get ready for some pulsating action. Get your cheap New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays tickets from here and watch the action live.

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