NY Yankees vs. Tampa Bay, 08/25/2013 13:40 EDT, Score: 3 - 2

Money Line: -147 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: BETONLINE

Result: Loss

3-unit Play Take #918 Tampa Bay Rays over New York Yankees (1:40pm ET) The American League East has been tightening up over the last few weeks. The Yankees have been creeping up closer to the top after acquiring Alfonso Soriano and getting back Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez from injuries. But the Tampa Bay Rays have put them back in their place winning the first two games of this series, moving seven games ahead of the Bronx Bombers. Today they'll go for the sweep with one of the most underrated starting pitchers in baseball taking the ball. Alex Cobb is a rising star in this league and most don't know much about him. Cobb doesn't throw very hard but he has excellent control and knows exactly what he wants to do with each hitter. He missed some time after taking a line drive to the head, but has come back strong. He's 8-2 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.15 WHIP to go along with a very strong K/BB ratio on the season. It won't be long before this guy is a household name, but we'll take advantage now as he's a bit under the radar. He's at home today, where the Rays have one of the strongest home field advantages in baseball. They are 43-23 in Tropicana Field this year and no one tops that in the American League. The price is right for Tampa Bay today.

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