MLB Baseball Betting Match Ups Friday July 5, 2019

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The Major League Baseball action for Friday July 5th features thirteen games on the card to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. Getting the start for New York will be righthander Masahiro Tanaka as he will oppose Rays lefty Brendan McKay. New York returned from their London England series with the Boston Red Sox by splitting a two both games in the Subway Series against the New York Mets for eight wins in ten overall. Yankees held a ½ game lead on Tampa Bay when they met for a three game series at home two weeks ago and swept the Rays. Entering Thursday action, the Yankees hold a two game lead in the loss column on the Rays. Tampa Bay have won four of six on this current homestand. Masahiro Tanaka sits with a 5-5 record in seventeen starts with an ERA of 3.74 and WHIP of 1.18. Tanaka looks to rebound after a poor start in London against the Red Sox giving up six earned runs with four hits and two walks over 2/3rds of an inning. Brendan McKay makes his second start of the season. The lefthander held the Rangers to no runs and a hit over six innings of a 5-2 victory.

The late night game gets going at 10PM Eastern Time on MLB Network with the LA Dodgers at home to meet the San Diego Padres. Starting for LA will be Clayton Kershaw to oppose Padres lefty Erick Lauer. Dodgers sit atop the NL West with a record of 59-29. Team is 36-9 at home after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two game series. Clayton Kershaw is 7-2 in his sixteen starts with an ERA of 4.22 and WHIP of 1.34. Team is 0-2 in his past two starts as Kershaw gave up nine runs eight earned in team losses at Colorado and Arizona. Padres fell behind in the NL Wildcard race as they dropped a three game series at home to the San Francisco Giants. San Diego bullpen has struggled the past two weeks. Eric Lauer is 5-7 in sixteen starts with an ERA of 4.22 and WHIP of 1.34. Lauer faced the Cardinals in his last start allowing one run in four innings. Prior the lefty held the Pirates on the road to one earned run over seven innings. He has given up one earned run in six of his past eight starts.

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