The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will announce the line-ups on Thursday afternoon

The New York Yankees try to avoid a three-game fight against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx.

First place is 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationwide on the MLB Network and the YES Network in New York.

John Curtiss (1-0, 2.84) will start for the Rays while James Paxton (1-1, 7.04) will go for the Yankees.

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The Rays (16-9) have turned to the Yankees (16-8) at AL East within half a game.

Before the game, New York reliever put Zack Britton on the list of injured with a strain on the left achilles tendon.

Here are the lineups the teams announced on Thursday morning:

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