The Yankees extend their stay at home in New York when they host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series beginning Friday, September 9 (9/9/2022).
Game 1 will be an Amazon Prime Video exclusive in the New York Market, but will air on Bally Sports Sun in the Tampa Market. Games 2 and 3 will air on YES, Bally Sports Sun, and MLB Network (out of market), meaning cord-cutters will need a streaming service like DirecTV Stream to watch the entire series. Here’s the schedule, all ET times:
- Game 1 Friday, 9/9, 7:05 pm on Amazon Prime Video, Bally Sports Sun.
- Game 2 Saturday, 9/10, 1:05 pm on YES, Bally Sports Sun, MLBN (out of market).
- Game 3 Sunday, 9/11, 1:35 pm on YES, Bally Sports Sun, MLBN (out of market).
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These teams played last week in Tampa, where the Rays won the series 2-1, including a 9-0 blowout in Game 1. Wander Franco will meet with the Rays in time to face the Yankees, which will be a boon for Tampa as they look to close the five-game gap that separates the two AL East leaders.
The Yankees’ time in New York has been favorable for them thus far, despite losing Game 4 against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The Twins held on in a bases-loaded bottom of the ninth to finish the game 4-3 and escape the Bronx with a single win.
Where can I stream Yankees vs. free ray?
The best place to stream the series is DirecTV Stream, which offers a limited free trial and is the only streaming service that the YES Network offers. Out-of-market fans can enjoy Games 2 and 3 on fuboTV, Sling, or YouTube TV, which also offer free trials.
Game 1 is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video in the New York market, which comes with a 30-day free trial.
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Associated Press article
NEW YORK (AP) — The injury-plagued New York Yankees placed infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with inflammation of the second toe of his right foot.
LeMahieu had been dealing with the injury for several weeks, but managed to work through the discomfort until recently, missing the first three games of New York’s series against Minnesota. Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes the problem really started to affect LeMahieu during a three-game series in Boston from Aug. 12-14.
One of New York’s most consistent hitters, the two-time batting champion went 0-for-12 last weekend at Tampa Bay and has battled at the plate since that weekend at Fenway Park, batting just .143 (10-for-12). 70) without extra base. hits in his last 18 games.
“He’s just been sore and I think it just kept him from getting out of his swing,” Boone said. “I’m talking about these guys, they’re like race cars. Something is wrong and it prevents you from being that race car.”
The Yankees were hoping the dependable LeMahieu could stave off the IL. That perspective changed Thursday, with Boone noting that treatment and playing through the pain just haven’t worked well enough.
“There are things of pain. We’ve talked about the braces you have. We talk about the treatments he gets every day,” Boone said. “Are there other injections that are safe and effective? This is all the stuff they’re talking about.”
The move is retroactive to Sept. 5, which opens up the possibility that LeMahieu could return next Friday in Milwaukee. While Boone remains cautiously optimistic, he didn’t set a timetable for LeMahieu’s return.
“Obviously I’m concerned because DJ has been dealing with this for a few weeks and I think he’s clearly compromised it,” Boone said. “So yes, there is that concern, but there is also hope with that.”
Leading the AL East by five games going into Thursday, New York has been hampered by a rash of injuries of late, with 15 players on the disabled list.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo landed on the disabled list Wednesday with headaches that followed an epidural injection to treat lower back pain.
Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is dealing with the side effects of fouling out with his left foot in Monday’s series opener. He was expected to participate in a full pregame routine on Thursday and could be available through the weekend when the second-place Rays visit the Bronx.
Matt Carpenter was seen rolling around the clubhouse Thursday on a scooter, his left foot broken in a boot.
Luis Severino (right back strain) allowed two runs on four hits in four innings Wednesday for Double-A Somerset. The right-hander could make one more start in rehab, but if not, there’s a chance he could return for a two-game series in Boston on Sept. 13-14, Boone said. Severino, a former 19-game winner, last pitched in the majors on July 13.
Trade deadline acquisition Lou Trivino is dealing with back spasms, something the reliever noted usually takes two to three days to resolve. Right-hander Scott Effross (injured right shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session either Friday or Saturday and could be close to returning.
All-Star Néstor Cortés (strained left groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Thursday’s game against the Twins. The lefty pitched one-run ball in six innings against Toronto on Aug. 21.