By popular demand, let's examine some of the luckiest players of the season, including a pair of starting pitchers for AL East contenders.
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The New York Yankees' lineup that will face Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Moore on Saturday will not include outfielder Jacob Ellsbury.
#NastyNate seeks his 15th win of the season as the #Yankees host the Rays in the Bronx.
Brian McCann's homer by the numbers
A closer look at McCann's 432-foot solo shot against the Rays on Friday.
Angels looking at Yankees exec for GM job
Bill Eppler, the Yankees assistant GM, was also on the Angels' shortlist four years ago. The Angels haven't yet asked New York for permission to speak with Eppler, but they plan to do so. Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto resigned July 1 and interim GM Bill Stoneman won't be retained in that role. (via ESPN and multiple reports)
On Friday, Luis Severino had his third straight start in which he's pitched at least six innings without allowing more than one run.
The Yankees had only four hits, but three of them were home runs as they beat the Rays behind another solid start by Luis Severino.
Yankees beat Rays
Rookie Luis Severino won his third straight start and Alex Rodriguez hit his 681st career home run giving the Yankees a win over the Rays 5-2. Box score
3 #Yankees home runs back a solid #Sevy as the #Yankees defeat the Rays. #PinstripePride
Sizzling rookie Luis Severino won his third straight start and Alex Rodriguez hit his 681st career home run, sending the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Friday night for their six
Not a bad day at the office for #Sevy. #PinstripePride
Yes, McCann can. #PinstripePride
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from the Yankees-Rays game in the fifth because of an upset stomach. Ellsbury has had a poor season overall. He is hitting .270 with seven homers, 30 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 84 games. He is making $21 million in the second season of a seven-year, $153 million contract.
A-rod extends his own record vs. Rays
Alex Rodriguez hit a second-inning, two-run homer vs. the Rays tonight. The homer marks the 681st of his career, his first since Aug. 20 and the 53rd of his career against the Rays. Follow live
#Sevy looking strong. #PinstripePride
Yankees lead rays early
The Yankees started the first contest of a three-game weekend vs. the Rays with two runs in the second when Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer to left. The Yanks are up 2-0 at the top of the third. Follow live
#Sevy is on the mound, ready to get things started in the Bronx. #PinstripePride
Almost game time! #PinstripePride
Getting loose for an AL East battle. #PinstripePride
Tampa Bay Rays @raysbaseball
Fun and games with Cabby at Yankee Stadium. #RaysUp
Gearing up. #PinstripePride
New York Yankees baseman Mark Teixeira says the bruise on his right shin is worse than expected but that he will return before season's end.
Theres no place like home. Whos ready for some #Yankees baseball? #PinstripePride
Yankees vs Rays
Yankee Stadium - Sat 9/5