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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees celebrates after scoring on a single by Brett Gardner #11 in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Divisional Series at Progressive Field on October 11, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rays vs. Yankees (Aug. 15) Game Preview: Time Start, Channel, Starting Pitchers

The New York Yankees will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, and here is what you need to know.

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This will be the second game of a three-game series. The Yankees (75-44, .630) beat the Rays (60-59, .504) 4-1 on Tuesday, a win that came after a brutal 8-5 loss to the Mets. Tampa Bay previously lost to Toronto 2-1 on Sunday.

The Yankees and Rays are second and third in the AL East, respectively. The Boston Red Sox comfortably (86-35) lead the division.

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Luis Cessa (1-2, 4.50 ERA) will start for New York against fellow righty Jake Faria (4-3, 4.97 ERA) on Wednesday. Cessa has 17 strikeouts this season, while Faria has struck out 44 batters.

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Wednesday’s game will air on YES and Fox Sports SUN and will begin at 7:05 p.m. EST.

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