Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 7/1/12
ST. PETERSBURG As strange as it might sound, perhaps the best thing that could happen to the free-falling Tampa Bay Rays right now is a series against the first-place New York Yankees. A head-to-head showdown with the AL East leaders at least offers the Rays a chance to make up lost ground and get their feet back on it. And on the bright side, they're catching the Yankees at a time when stellar lefthanders CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte are on sidelined with injuries. They've also got recent history on their side, having won seven straight home games against the Yankees their longest stretch ever against them. One thing's for sure, the Rays need something to change starting with a more productive offense when they host the New York for a three-game set starting tonight at 7:10 p.m., the team they swept to start the 2012 season at Tropicana Field. Seems like eons ago, in light of the just-completed series with Detroit, whose 5-3 victory Sunday at the Trop gave the Tigers thr...
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