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The Tampa Bay Rays (19-10) and New York Yankees (15-13) will open up a three-game American League East series on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 ET.

Las Vegas oddsmakers established the Yankees as slight minus-115 home favorites, while the total is sitting at 9 but facing upward pressure in the betting market.

New York starting pitcher Ivan Nova (3-1, 5.58 ERA) is coming off his first loss of the year, dropping a 5-0 home decision to the Baltimore Orioles, as he surrendered five runs and nine hits over 6.1 frames. 

The right-hander is 1-1 with a 7.64 ERA in three home starts, with opposing hitters batting .354 against him, which is far different than his 8-2 mark and 4.11 ERA in 14 home efforts in 2011.

In four career starts versus the Rays, Nova has produced a perfect 2-0 record and 3.47 ERA, including a 5-0 victory at home on Sept. 20 of last year.

The Yankees ar...

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