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Yankees Face Rays On Fourth Of July Weekend For Chance To Take AL East Lead

As baseball fans everywhere look to celebrate our country’s independence over Fourth of July weekend, Yankee Stadium is hosting another crucial division series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Yankees and Rays are separated by a half-game (as of 7/2) in the American League East division standings, which has been a theme throughout the season, with both teams hovering right around each other all year long. New York (42-37) is a half-game back of the Baltimore Orioles, who currently sit atop the division standings. The Rays trail the Orioles by one game, exceeding just about everyone’s expectations up to this point, and just recently received a boost with the return of starting pitcher Matt Moore.


For those with off time around the holiday weekend, there’s no better option than attending Yankee Stadium for any of the games against the Rays. The best prices for tickets can be found right on, as they beat out competitors on the secondary market.


For example, for the series opener on Friday, July 3, has tickets in Section 224, Row 3 listed for $155 each, compared to a price of $178 on the secondary market for tickets in the same section and row. For Friday’s game, this continues for 300-level section tickets as well as in the 400-level section.


On July 4, tickets in the 400-level, specifically in section 405, row 6, are clocking in at $22 on, while those same seats on the secondary market are going for $36. Finally, for the series finale on July 5, has better pricing for 200-level and 300-level seating.


There is still a common misconception that better-priced Yankees tickets are regularly found on the secondary market, but has proven that they offer the better deals for certain seats. The average ticket price on the secondary market for the three games is $73.83 according to, with the most expensive game being the game on July 3, having an average price of $83.83 and a get-in price of $18.


The Yankees are 6-4 against the Rays in their 10 meetings this season. In comparison to other AL East division opponents, the Yankees are 5-5 against the Orioles, 4-2 against the Boston Red Sox and 2-4 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Without question, the upcoming series over the weekend against Tampa Bay is considerably important for both clubs.

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