LEADING OFF: Rays-Yankees renew rivalry, Flaherty vs Bauer

The Rays and Yankees renew their intense AL East rivalry with a Memorial Day matinee in the Bronx to begin a four-game series. The first-place Rays have won 15 of 16 and are tied with San Diego for the best record in the majors. Meanwhile, the Yankees just dropped three straight in Detroit for the Tigers’ first home series sweep of the Bronx Bombers in 21 years. New York was outscored 15-5 with 36 strikeouts during the series and went 1 for 25 with runners in scoring position. Rich Hill pitches for Tampa Bay against Jameson Taillon at Yankee Stadium.