Scott Kazmir, LHP (7-3, 2.63)
Rays (55-32)
Andy Pettitte, LHP (9-6, 4.22)
Yankees (47-42)

Scouting Report:
Rays: The Rays ace had a career May, but has struggled in his last few appearances. Kazmir admitted his slider and changeup weren't up to par in a five-inning appearance June 27 at Pittsburgh, and he didn't fare much better vs. the Red Sox on Wednesday night. Kazmir threw 107 pitches in five innings and gave up a season-high seven hits. The reigning American League strikeout king matched his season-low by fanning three Sox batters and will look to reestablish his dominance vs. the Yankees. Kazmir won a May 15 contest in New York, delivering six shutout innings en route to a 5-1 Rays win, and will face the Yankees for the second time this season.

Yankees: The Yankees' sharpest pitcher since early June, Pettitte was off his game in the opener of a four-game set with the Red Sox on Thursday, allowing five earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings to take his first loss since May 17. The loss prompted a closed-door meeting led by manager Joe Girardi.

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