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Yankees vs. Rays: Masahiro Tanaka on a mound, 4 other things to watch …

TAMPA, Fla. – Good morning, y’all.

The Yankees won a large diversion final night to in. closer behind to .500, violence a Rays 5-4 interjection to a bat of Alex Rodriguez, who strike dual home runs and had 4 RBI. Saturday they’ll play a second of a three-game set.

Here’s what’s on daub for Saturday:

1) Masahiro Tanaka on a mound.

The righty’s struggled putting together all his pitches in a singular tour this year. Can Tanaka (1-1) figure it out opposite a Rays?

2) Broadcast information

The Yankees-Rays diversion will be on FS1 on television, and we can locate a diversion on radio here: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (Sp.)

3) Brett Gardner behind in lineup

We partially whiffed on this being a box yesterday, though Gardner, who took batting use before a diversion Friday, pronounced his wrist is good. He scored a game-winning run Friday when he pinch-ran; manager Joe Girardi pronounced he expects him in a lineup.

4) 659? Heck, 660?

Who’s to contend Rodriguez won’t tie Willie Mays’ 660 home run symbol Saturday? With a approach he’s overhanging a bat, don’t put anything past him. But as A-Rod continues to lift a Yankees, a drama’s usually only beginning.

5) The defense

Hey! The Yankees finished an whole ball diversion though an error! Can they make it dual straight? The discerning synthetic territory doesn’t make things easy, though a Yanks’ D looked plain Friday. The Yankees have a many errors (11) in a American League going into Saturday.

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